Re: How do Comments affect Performance?

Subject: Re: How do Comments affect Performance?
From: Eric van der Vlist <vdv@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2000 21:18:53 +0200

Kay Michael wrote:
> Comments in the stylesheet are supposed to be ignored. My reading of that is
> that they don't even serve to separate text nodes, so
> <a> <!--comment-->A</a>
> will output <a> A</a>
> rather than <a>A</a>, as it would if whitespace nodes were removed before
> comments were removed.
> Saxon therefore strips comments before even stripping whitespace nodes, ie.
> they never find their way on to the tree and thus have absolutely negligible
> effect on performance.

Not really important, and just out of curiosity... does this mean that
you won't access the comments in the stylesheet though
document("")//comment() ?



> Mike Kay
> > Does anybody have any idea how much comments inside a
> > stylesheet can affect the speed of transformations?
> >
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