Expeditious XML Processing

  • Kelvin Yeow
  • R. Nigel Horspool
  • Michael R. Levy
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2412)


We present a representation for XML documents, derived from Warren’s representation of Prolog terms in the Warren Abstract Machine (WAM), which permits very efficient access and update operations. Our scheme is implemented in CXMLParser, a non-validating XML processor. We present the results of a performance comparison with two other XML processors, which show that CXMLParser is faster by a factor of 2.2 to 4.3 than its nearest competitor.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kelvin Yeow
    • 1
  • R. Nigel Horspool
    • 1
  • Michael R. Levy
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of VictoriaVictoriaCanada
  2. 2.NewHeights Software CorporationVictoriaCanada

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