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From "Garrett Rooney" <roo...@electricjellyfish.net>
Subject Re: Parse Filters and Text Filters
Date Mon, 30 Oct 2006 01:16:10 GMT
On 10/27/06, James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com> wrote:
> The Parse Filter and Text Filter stuff currently in Abdera has never
> quite been fully fleshed out.  The Parse Filter is primarily useful as a
> means of filtering out parse events we don't care about in order to
> reduce the memory footprint of a parse.  The Text Filter was intended to
> provide a means of parse-time, policy based filtering of feed content.
> I'm not aware of anyone actually using the Text Filter and it's
> implementation leaves a lot to be desired performance wise.  I'd like to
> pull the Text Filter stuff back out and simplify the Parse Filter even
> further, including a simplification of the parser implementation so that
> filtering is done using a Stax filter rather than if statements in the
> FOMBuilder.  Doing so should result in a more streamlined impl.

If nobody's using it yet, and removing it will keep us from getting
locked into an API with performance implications, then +1 on yanking
it.

-garrett

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