[Mono-dev] mono xml

Atsushi Eno atsushi at ximian.com
Sun Dec 30 13:03:42 EST 2007


alcherenga alcherenga wrote:
> the second question is based on an article written in msdn, 
> xmltextreader cannot read file above 2GB. why is this limititation 
> imposed when it is a forward only reader. or is there any such 
> limitation imposed by mono's implementation of the same.  

I'm not aware of such limitations but there is likely (probably
due to the use of int.MaxValue which is very normal). I don't think
no sane people need more than 2GB xml document.

> the third is, is xmltextreader a recursive descent parser following a 
> top down approach and if yes (i assume and believe that it is), is it 
> implemented in the anbtract xmlreader class or in the xmltextreader.

We don't use any parser generator for XmlTextReader.

Atsushi Eno

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