XML Pull Parsers: Standards and Performance

by Dion Almaer

Related link: http://www.javaworld.com/javaworld/jw-04-2002/jw-0426-xmljava3.html



XML Pull Parsers are the next big wave of parsers (from SAX, DOM, JDOM, JAXB). There is a standard emerging around these new sets of parsers called XMLPull.

This article is the last in a 3 part series that walks us through SAX2, Pull parsers, and their new standard.
We end up with a performance analysis comparing various SAX2 parsers compared to the XML Pull ones.

The new Piccolo SAX 2 parser kicks butt in these tests!