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From Lars Huttar <lars_hut...@sil.org>
Subject Re: [ANN] VTD-XML Version 1.5 Released
Date Mon, 20 Feb 2006 19:11:18 GMT
Jimmy Zhang wrote:
> Eight years after the invention of XML, DOM and SAX,
> despite their respective issues, are still the mainstays
> of application developers. 
>  
> So is it the end of road for XML parsing innovation?
>  
> The VTD-XML project team think not. We are proud to
> announce the availability of both C and Java version
> 1.5 of VTD-XML, the next generation open-source XML
> parser that goes beyond DOM and SAX in terms of
> performance, memory usage and ease of use.
>  
> The technical highlights of VTD-XML are:
>  
> * Performance: the world's fastest XML parser,
>   between 5x~10x faster than DOM
> * Memory Usage: 3x to 5x less than DOM, 1.3x~1.5x
>   XML document size
> * Random access with built-in XPath support
> * A simple and intuitive API
>  
> Other advanced features include:
> * Buffer reuse
> * Large document support (2GByte)
> * Incremental update
> * Hardware acceleration
> * Native XML indexing.
>  
> For demos, latest benchmarks, related articles and software
> downloads, please visit http://vtd-xml.sf.net. Also let us
> know your thoughts and suggestions and help us improve
> VTD-XML.
>  
Sounds great... Is there a way to use this in Cocoon? Or is it 
incompatible, since Cocoon pipelines use SAX by definition?
Maybe it could be used for writing generators/serializers?
Lars


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