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From Tim Bray <tb...@textuality.com>
Subject Re: DOM size
Date Thu, 11 May 2000 15:54:49 GMT
At 08:57 AM 5/11/00 +0200, Dennis Thrysoe - netnord wrote:
>Does anybody have a ballpark figure on how much memory a DOM would eat up if
>it was an entire 16 mb XML file. (The implementation is IBM's XML4J 2.0.15 -
>but I'm just looking for a qualified guess).

N * 16M, where N ranges between 1.5 for a fine-tuned readonly DOM 
implementation in C [done by David Megginson but never released I think], to 
over 20 for some perl implementations.  Also it depends (a lot) on how
dense the tags are. -Tim


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