RE: [xsl] Large transforms (was Re: [xsl] GByte Transforms)

Subject: RE: [xsl] Large transforms (was Re: [xsl] GByte Transforms)
From: David.Pawson@xxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Fri, 4 Jun 2004 13:02:20 +0100
Speaking only for myself, and as a reader of this list for some time,
I might comment that 'large' has meant (mostly) large human targetted
instances, often up to a few megabytes, occasionally ten or more, seldom

I might suggest that the processing environment for many users is a desktop
pc, a server, rarely dedicated hardware.

If serving up webpages the options are there, but in terms of loading
a page in a users browser, anything more than a few hundred K is a bit
of a waste of time, since users get teed off and go elsewhere.

That may be a cause of the lack of response, I don't know.

Sorry we weren't more enthusiastic.

regards DaveP

    I have to say I was a little disappointed/puzzled by the 
    lack of responses. I am not sure why this was but I can 
    only assume there is either little interest in transforms 
    over the few 100MB size or little interest in discussing 
    the problems this presents. 
    It is not often I get the chance to discuss stuff we are 
    doing on the processor for obvious commercial reasons. I 
    thought this subject might be suitable for a wider audience 
    as anecdotal evidence suggests that large XML file usage is 
    growing and and along with that comes some expectation that 
    tools can cope. 
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