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===Navigating a VTD-XML Document===
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===Navigating a VTD-XML Document (using VTDNav)===
  
* <tt>VTDNav</tt>
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* Obtained from <tt>VTDGen</tt> instance
** Obtained from <tt>VTDGen</tt> instance
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* Allows for basic "walking" through elements
** Allows for basic "walking" through elements
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* Maintains a single cursor into the <tt>byte[]</tt> representation of XML
** Maintains a single cursor into the <tt>byte[]</tt> representation of XML
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* <tt>AutoPilot</tt>
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<div style="width:900px">
** Created from <tt>VTDNav</tt> instance
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<source lang="text">
** Allows for XPath execution
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Found Root: 5
** Allows for iterating over elements selected by XPath
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Found 'name': 17
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Getting 'name' text: 18
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  --> OBJ1
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Found 'sub-bean': 28
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Found 'name': 38
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Getting 'name' text: 39
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  --> OBJ2
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Found 'sub-bean': 49
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Found 'name': 59
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Getting 'name' text: 60
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  --> OBJ3
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</source>
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</div>
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===Navigating a VTD-XML Document (using AutoPilot)===
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* Created from <tt>VTDNav</tt> instance
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* Allows for XPath execution
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* Allows for iterating over elements selected by XPath
  
 
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Revision as of 14:12, 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

  • 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

Generating a VTD-XML Representation of the XML Document (Unmarshal)

Instantiate a new VTDGen object, and parse a byte[]:

VTDGen vg = new VTDGen();
 
// from existing byte[]
// could be either VTD-XML bytes, or bytes from a regular File, etc. (?)
// true indicates namespace aware
byte[] bytes = ...
vg.setDoc(bytes);
vg.parse(true);
 
// - or - 
 
// from file
vg.parseFile("old.xml", false);


Navigating a VTD-XML Document (using VTDNav)

  • Obtained from VTDGen instance
  • Allows for basic "walking" through elements
  • Maintains a single cursor into the byte[] representation of XML
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<ns0:Test xmlns:ns0="uri">
   <name>OBJ1</name>
   <sub-bean>
       <name>OBJ2</name>
   </sub-bean>
   <sub-bean>
       <name>OBJ3</name>
   </sub-bean>
</ns0:Test>
VTDGen vg = new VTDGen();
vg.parseFile("old.xml", false);
 
VTDNav vn = vg.getNav();
 
// Move cursor to ROOT
if (vn.toElement(VTDNav.ROOT)) {
    System.out.println("Found Root: " + vn.getCurrentIndex());
    // Move cursor to first occurrance of 'name', searching in forward direction (FIRST_CHILD)
    if (vn.toElementNS(VTDNav.FIRST_CHILD, null, "name")) {
        System.out.println("Found 'name': " + vn.getCurrentIndex());
        // Get the index of the text belonging to the current node
        int textIndex = vn.getText();
        if (textIndex != -1) {
            System.out.println("Getting 'name' text: " + textIndex);                    
            System.out.println(vn.toNormalizedString(textIndex));
        }
    }
 
    while (vn.toElementNS(VTDNav.NEXT_SIBLING, null, "sub-bean")) {
        int subBeanIndex = vn.getCurrentIndex();
        System.out.println("Found 'sub-bean': " + subBeanIndex);
        if (vn.toElementNS(VTDNav.FIRST_CHILD, null, "name")) {
            System.out.println("Found 'name': " + vn.getCurrentIndex());
            // Get the index of the text belonging to the current node
            int textIndex = vn.getText();
            if (textIndex != -1) {
                System.out.println("Getting 'name' text: " + textIndex);                    
                System.out.println(vn.toNormalizedString(textIndex));
            }
        }
        // Rewind to top of "sub-bean", to get the next child;
        vn.toElement(VTDNav.PARENT);
    }
}

Output:

Found Root: 5
Found 'name': 17
Getting 'name' text: 18
  --> OBJ1
Found 'sub-bean': 28
Found 'name': 38
Getting 'name' text: 39
  --> OBJ2
Found 'sub-bean': 49
Found 'name': 59
Getting 'name' text: 60
  --> OBJ3


Navigating a VTD-XML Document (using AutoPilot)

  • Created from VTDNav instance
  • Allows for XPath execution
  • Allows for iterating over elements selected by XPath
VTDGen vg = new VTDGen();
vg.parseFile("old.xml", false);
 
VTDNav vn = vg.getNav();


Writing a VTD-XML Document (Marshal)

VTDGen vg = new VTDGen();
vg.parseFile("old.xml", false);
VTDNav vn = vg.getNav();
 
XMLModifier xm = new XMLModifier();
xm.bind(vn);
 
// ...
 
// Write to OutputStream
xm.output(new FileOutputStream("new.xml"));


Generating a VTD-XML Index File for Faster Parsing