Jeff Wood wrote:
> After modifying my script to use the libxml binding ... it's sitting @ 
> about 220M used instead of 800+M ... ( better ) ... and does only take 
> 10-20 seconds to start iterating over data ...

WOW.

You might try optimizing your XPath query. I'm no expert at this (or 
even knowledgeable), but I did find in the past that changing the XPath 
sometimes made a drastic difference in performance.

Devin