How to search HUGE XML with DOM?

bayerj bayerj at
Fri Mar 31 18:17:00 CEST 2006

Mind, that XML documents are not more flexible than RDBMS.

You can represent any XML document in a RDBMS. You cannot represent any
RDBMS in an XML document. RDBMS are (strictly spoken) relations and XML
documents are trees. Relations are superior to trees, at least
mathematically speaking.

Once you have set up your system in a practicable way (e.G. not needing
to create a new table via SQL Queries for a new type of node, which
would be a pain) SQL is far superior to XML.

Anyway, cElementTree seems to be the best way to go for you now. Its
performance is untopped by any other python xml library, as far as I

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