[jdom-interest] OutOfMemoryError

Joerg Erdmenger joe at woerd.com
Tue Nov 26 01:54:31 PST 2002

Hi there,

I've done a search on the archives but haven't found a satifying answer to the 

I'm trying to use JDOM on a 1.6M xml input file containing roughly 32000 
lines. I've tried to open it using code like this

SAXBuilder builder = new SAXBuilder("org.apache.xerces.parsers.SAXParser");
Document importDoc = builder.build(importFile);

It constantly fails on builder.build() with an OutOfMemeoryError. That doesn't 
change if I increase the JVM max memory to even 256M. 
How can that be? And is there anyway round that?

Any ideas? Clearly a 1.6M xml file can't use up more than 200M of RAM when 
read in, can it?


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