[JDEV] cons of jabber technology

Thomas Muldowney temas at box5.net
Tue Feb 13 15:19:26 CST 2001


I disagree about the size of the parser =)  Jer and Ryan Eatmon have written 
tiny ones in the matter of a few k that are diverse enough to do jabber. That's
all a matter of how many "features" you want the parser to have.

--temas

On Tue, Feb 13, 2001 at 01:03:15PM -0800, Robert Temple wrote:
> I'm pretty sure that everyone knows the "PROS" of using
> XML for the protocol, but there is a "CON" or two regarding 
> the use of XML:
> 
> 1st, Parsing XML requires considerably more processing then 
> a binary or a simpler ASCII protocol.  Its possible that the
> server could be overwhelmed with parsing XML.  Although it 
> is far more likely that network congestion will be a scale 
> issue before processor congestion.
> 
> 2nd, Using XML requires that all clients have access to 
> an XML parser.  Most of the time this means that the clients 
> need to ship with XML parsing code.  Typically this will add 
> at least 150k extra to a client's download size.  For some 
> clients its considerably more.  In the future this might not
> be an issue at all, since more and more OSs are shipping 
> with DOM & SAX support built in.
> 
> -Robert
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: siddharth thakkar [mailto:sjthakkar at yahoo.com]
> Sent: Saturday, February 10, 2001 8:19 AM
> To: jdev at jabber.org
> Subject: [JDEV] cons of jabber technology
> 
> 
> hi , all the great developers of Jabber.
> 
>   I have undertook a project on Jabber Technology. And
> as a part of Study of Jabber Technology, I need to
> prepare the article describing ANY NEGATIVE FACTORS,
> RISKS, OR VULNERABILITIES EXISTING WITH JABBER
> TECHNOLOGY.
> 
>   The positive and encouraging facts of Jabber, I have
> found at many places; but what i need is Potential
> Hazards, or Risks of the Jabber Technology.
> 
>    Do reply soon, IT WILL BE A GREAT ENCOURAGEMENT FOR
> MY STUDY OF JABBER TECHNOLOGY and will make me
> understand Jabber better.
> 
>    Thanking you all in advance,
> 
> yours truly,
> siddharth
> sjthakkar at yahoo.com
> sjthakkar at usa.net
> 
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