[XML-SIG] Tim Bray on XML
Tue, 18 Mar 2003 20:34:57 -0700
> On Tuesday 18 March 2003 2:01 pm, Uche Ogbuji wrote:
> > I hardly think there's any deep insight there for developers.
> The insight I got was that when you are planning an application that will have
> to parse _large_ xml files, it's not efficient to have to load the whole tree
> into memory. This makes good sense and is a common-sense counter to
> > Yes, Tim
> > sometimes goes beyond that, but he's always been very careful to point out
> > that when it's time to do full, general XML parsing, he uses a proper
> > parser, just like anyone else.
> That's not what he says in this article.
Then I must say he's gone off the deep end. I haven't had time to follow
XMLDEV much lately, but I'm pretty confident Simon St. Laurent or Elliotte
Harolde would have flamed him to a crisp for claiming such a thing to be
legitimate. I may find a moment to go over there and join in the fun.
> > Yes, SAX is a bit of a pain for anyone who thinks state diagrams are
> > unfunny cartoons. Luckily there are stream-like alternatives: XMLReader in
> > libxslt and .NET, pulldom in Python (though the latter has some warts).
> Someone said M$ got this right in .NET. Would you care to elaborate on the
> differences between these approaches and SAX?
Perhaps I'll have a moment to do so in the near future. For now all I can
offer, wich is not much, is my brief article on PullDOM
Uche Ogbuji Fourthought, Inc.
http://uche.ogbuji.net http://4Suite.org http://fourthought.com
Universal Business Language (UBL) - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-think16.html
EXSLT by example - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/library/x-exslt.html
The worry about program wizards - http://www.adtmag.com/article.asp?id=7238
Use rdf:about and rdf:ID effectively in RDF/XML - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-tiprdfai.html
Keep context straight in XSLT - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-tipcurrent.html
Python Generators + DOM - http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2003/01/08/py-xml.html
Using SAX for Proper XML Output - http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2003/03/12/py-xml.html
SAX filters for flexible processing - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-tipsaxflex.html