[XML-SIG] Zope and DOM
Tue, 06 Jun 2000 09:59:04 -0600
> >>>>> "PP" == Paul Prescod <email@example.com> writes:
> PP> "Rob W. W. Hooft" wrote:
> >> I'll be waiting for this, as currently a 37kB XBEL file which I
> >> read into Zope using XMLDocument (actually a Zsubclass [or is that
> >> subZclass?] XBELDocument that I wrote) turned into a 550kB
> >> ZODB.... I guess with the power you are describing here that can
> >> be made a lot more efficient.
> PP> Unless you do some tricky stuff, a 10* blowup is par for the
> PP> course in importing XML documents into object databases. All of a
> PP> sudden you've got pointers all over the place from elements to
> PP> their parents and to their siblings and so forth.
> Reading the original message, I thought that the "tricky stuff" might
> become available. If the dom-ification could stop at the "bookmark" level
> in an XBEL file, the total amount of objects would drop significantly.
This is precisely the tricky stuff we have in mind. The current thinking is
to use a (lightly) specialized XSLT transform to specify how elements are
converted to ZObjects.
Uche Ogbuji Principal Consultant
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