Flash Remoting in Python?
skip at pobox.com
Sat Sep 13 16:58:42 CEST 2003
>> I will note, however, that Flash's XML parser is slow, and WDDX is
>> more compact than XML-RPC (although it isn't, in itself, an RPC
>> protocol, unlike XML-RPC).
Jordan> God, is it ever slow. I'm working on a remote playlist editor
Jordan> (Flash talking to Python XML-RPC), and when sending a list of
Jordan> ~1000 entities across the wire, performance was increased nearly
Jordan> a hundred times simply by sending one delimited string element
Jordan> instead of 1000 XML elements. Of course, XML adds quite a bit
Jordan> of bloat, but all the time was consumed in CPU, not on the wire.
Have you tried installing sgmlop, which pushes most of the XML parsing into
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