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=VTD-XML Investigation=
 
=VTD-XML Investigation=
  
VTD-XML ([http://vtd-xml.sourceforge.net/ http://vtd-xml.sourceforge.net/]) is a high-performance XML processing model that deals with XML in a binary form, instead of the traditional text form.
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VTD-XML ([http://vtd-xml.sourceforge.net/ http://vtd-xml.sourceforge.net/]) is a high-performance XML processing model that deals with XML in a binary form, instead of the traditional text form.  VTD stands for '''V'''irtual '''T'''oken '''D'''escriptor.
  
 
VTD-XML parses an XML document and builds an internal data structure representing the entire XML document in <tt>byte[]</tt> form.  Each "token" of the XML document is represented as the following 64-bit integer:
 
VTD-XML parses an XML document and builds an internal data structure representing the entire XML document in <tt>byte[]</tt> form.  Each "token" of the XML document is represented as the following 64-bit integer:
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** Token type: 4 bits (b63~b60)
 
** Token type: 4 bits (b63~b60)
 
** Reserved bit: 2 bits (b31: b30)
 
** Reserved bit: 2 bits (b31: b30)
 
VTD stands for '''V'''irtual '''T'''oken '''D'''escriptor.
 
  
 
==VTD-XML Core Concepts==
 
==VTD-XML Core Concepts==

Revision as of 11:41, 14 December 2012

VTD-XML Investigation

VTD-XML (http://vtd-xml.sourceforge.net/) is a high-performance XML processing model that deals with XML in a binary form, instead of the traditional text form. VTD stands for Virtual Token Descriptor.

VTD-XML parses an XML document and builds an internal data structure representing the entire XML document in byte[] form. Each "token" of the XML document is represented as the following 64-bit integer:

Vtd layout.jpg

  • It is a binary format specification, not an API specification
  • A VTD record is a primitive data type (integer multiple of 32 bits) that encodes the following parameters of a token in an XML file:
    • Starting offset
    • Length
    • Nesting depth
    • Token type
  • VTD requires that XML document be maintained intact in memory.
  • Our current VTD record layout further specifies the following:
    • Use 64 bits as the primitive type (b63~b0)
    • Big endian
    • Starting offset: 30 bits (b29 ~ b0) maximum value is 2^30 -1 = 1G -1
    • Length: 20 bits (b51 ~ b32) maximum value is 2^20-1 = 1M -1
      • For some token type
        • Prefix length: 9 bits (b51~ b43) max value 511
        • Q-name length: 11 bits (b42 ~ b 32) max value 1023
    • Depth: 8 bits (b59~b52) max value is 2^8-1 = 255
    • Token type: 4 bits (b63~b60)
    • Reserved bit: 2 bits (b31: b30)

VTD-XML Core Concepts

Unmarshalling a VTD-XML document

VTDGen vg = new VTDGen();
 
// from existing byte[]
// true indicates namespace aware
vg.setDoc(byte[]); vg.parse(true);
 
// - or - 
 
// from file
vg.parseFile("old.xml",false)