[XML-SIG] Does anyone do DOM navigation anymore?

Thomas B. Passin tpassin at comcast.net
Fri Jul 9 20:24:40 CEST 2004

Bob Kline wrote:
> Which implementation of XPath are you using?  Do you have benchmark 
> figures showing it to be faster than DOM.  My understanding (which may 
> not be correct) is that XPath is generally implemented as a layer over 
> the DOM, which of course would mean that by definition it could not be 
> faster than the DOM alone.  I'll be happy to have this understanding 
> demonstrated to be incorrect, but I'd prefer numbers over anecdotal 
> reports.

Often an xpath or xslt implementation will use a special, streamlined 
DOM that is much faster than a standard W3C DOM.  That is the case for 
Saxon and 4Suite, for example.


Tom P

Thomas B. Passin
Explorer's Guide to the Semantic Web (Manning Books)

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