[Twisted-Python] Surprises in twisted.web.woven

Glyph Lefkowitz glyph at twistedmatrix.com
Mon Aug 4 13:28:44 EDT 2003

On Monday, August 4, 2003, at 07:13 AM, Tim Allen wrote:

> Is there any reason why white-space preserving should not always be on?

Believe it or not, it's a bottleneck.

In order to preserve whitespace, you have to create a bunch of extra 
Node and str objects, which consume a not-inconsiderable set of 
resources for, let's say, a directory full of reasonably sized Woven 

This cost is exacerbated by the fact that woven copies and inspects the 
entire tree of DOM objects on every page render.

Last I profiled this was many months ago, however; I was seeing serious 
performance problems with Woven which have since been optimized in 
other ways.  I'd be interested in hearing your results if you try it 

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