IanKelley - 7:58 am on Jan 20, 2009 (gmt 0) By faster I mean there is no comparison.
Write your own parser. You probably don't need all of the data from the feed so why extract all of it? Even if you do need all of it, using a handful of regular expressions (if you're creative you rarely even need more than one) to parse a feed is far faster than a full blown XML parser.
By faster I mean there is no comparison.