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Re: [xsl] XSLT streaming: the processor "remembers" things as it descends the XML tree?

Subject: Re: [xsl] XSLT streaming: the processor "remembers" things as it descends the XML tree?
From: Dimitre Novatchev <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2013 13:00:20 -0800

On Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 7:25 AM, Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I think it would be very interesting to see a survey of how deep XML
> documents go in the wild. Except for pathological cases, I think they
> would rarely go beyond 20 deep. Of course this will vary a great deal
> by document type.

I think that what Roger points out is useful:  probably the concept of
"streaming" needs to be redefined and something needs to be specified
about a limit of the "maximum document depth".

Ignoring this leaves us with what actually could serve as the base for
yet another type of DOS attack. Not only malicious, but just
accidental -- imagine a buggy program failing to write closing element
tags ...

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