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From "James Strachan" <>
Subject Re: VTD-XML 2.3
Date Thu, 28 Feb 2008 07:12:40 GMT
On 27/02/2008, jimmy Zhang <> wrote:
>    Yes, when designing VTD-XML we took a long hard look at JAXP...
>  the conclusion is that JAXP simply has too many issues... the problem starts
>  from the DOM API (which I have written an article on this topic called
>  the performance woe of binary XML
>  The second major problem is JAXP's xpath evaluation model which I have
>  written another article called "improve XPath efficiency with VTD-XML"
> basic JAXP's evaluation model
>  is not only slow but cluttered and hard to use...
>  If one can pick up an XPath engine and write highly readable, clean ,
>  reusable
>  code that 10x faster... why would anyone settle for JAXP? In a way, XML is
>  meant to decouple API from data anyway...

OK thanks for the heads up :)

So we just need a volunteer to submit a patch for the VTD-XML plugin
for camel-extra..

I'll add it to my list if noone else jumps in :)


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