Re: Article: "The horror of XML"
Mike Champion wrote: > Since SOAP 1.2 is defined on the infoset, it presupposes that a parser > has done its work ... AFAIK, that doesn't imply an XML syntax > parser, just one that produces XML Infosets. The language in the spec is indeed quite clear on that point in section 4.2: [[ The binding framework does NOT require that every binding use the XML 1.0  serialization as the "on the wire" representation of the Infoset; compressed, encrypted, fragmented representations and so on can be used if appropriate. ]] I'm having trouble finding a SOAP toolkit that seems to be aware of this paragraph however, which is a pity as experiments on SOAP performance (which I am currently conducting) require that kind of low-level access to the "on the wire" format. > Of course, the "Horror of XML" makes facile and possibly unwarranted > assumptions that the XML syntax is an bottleneck in web applications and > web services. I'd recommend Sean McGrath's article at > http://www.propylon.com/html/knowledge/XML_is_Too_Slow_20011110.html > to anyone even THINKING about assuming this before profiling their code. In some cases it does turn out to be the bottleneck, but it's true that jumping to conclusions there is a bad idea. -- Robin Berjon <robin.berjon@e...> Research Engineer, Expway 7FC0 6F5F D864 EFB8 08CE 8E74 58E6 D5DB 4889 2488
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