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RE: XML DOM Object size limitations

  • From: Robin LaFontaine <robin@m...>
  • To: Chris Loschen <loschen@t...>, xml-dev@l...
  • Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 18:58:03 +0000

xml size limitations

I think you'll find that the memory image of a DOM for a 6MB file 
will be a lot more than 6MB, probably several times larger. In the 
early days I was certainly warned that for larger files 10MB+ DOM was 
not really very good because of its size. For our comparators we had 
to use an array structure that would use less than 6MB memory for a 
6MB file so that we can handle large files.

Does anyone know the actual ratio of memory size of a DOM relative to 
the file (of course it varies according to pretty printing and file 
structure, but approx.)?


At 12:04 PM -0500 1/25/01, Chris Loschen wrote:
>At 2:51 PM -0700 1/24/01, Newsha Makooi wrote:
> >Dear all,
> >
> >What is the XML DOM Objects' size limitations (if any)? 
> >
> >When attempting to load a well-formatted XML string
> >(DOMObj.loadXML(myXMLStrin)) of 6MB or bigger, the loadXML fails.
> >Is there a particular reason for this?  Is my XML too big to load?
> >Is there a size limitation at all?
> >
> >All response and thoughts on this are appreciated.
> >
> >Regards,
> >Newsha Makooi
>I'm not sure if this is related, but I know we had a problem here 
>when the size
>of the DOM object exceeded the amount of available memory. That was a file
>several orders of magnitude biger than 6 megs, though. Do you have more
>than 6 megs of available memory when the load fails?
>Texterity ~ XML and PDF ePublishing Services
>Chris Loschen, XML Developer
>Texterity, Inc.
>144 Turnpike Road
>Southborough, MA 01772 USA
>tel: +1.508.804.3033
>fax: +1.508.804.3110
>email: loschen@t...

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Robin La Fontaine, Monsell EDM Ltd
(XML file comparison, Engineering data exchange and management using 
XML, R&D Project Management)
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