On 10/12/05, Garito <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Alan Milligan escribió: > >You do realise that pyexpat has a limitation of 8192 bytes between xml > >tags - if your parse string is longer than this, it will fail. You can > >recompile your expat parser to accept larger sizes, but this drastically > >affects performance.
Ok, I don't know just where this assertion comes from; I can't reproduce this at all with the pyexpat in Python 2.3.5 or 2.4.2. I've attached a short test program that verifies pyexpat's behavior. -Fred -- Fred L. Drake, Jr. <fdrake at gmail.com> "Society attacks early, when the individual is helpless." --B.F. Skinner
"""Test asserted size limitation of text between tags for pyexpat. """ __docformat__ = "reStructuredText" from xml.parsers import expat COUNT = 8192 * 10 SAMPLE_TEXT = "<doc>abc" + ("-" * COUNT) + "xyz</doc>" buffer =  def characters(text): buffer.append(text) p = expat.ParserCreate() p.CharacterDataHandler = characters p.Parse(SAMPLE_TEXT, True) text = u"".join(buffer) assert len(text) == (COUNT + 6) assert text.startswith(u"abc---") assert text.endswith(u"---xyz") # This is expected to print "abc--- ---xyz" print text[:6], text[-6:]
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