Re: XSLT and Text Processing Languages

Subject: Re: XSLT and Text Processing Languages
From: "Rick Geimer" <Rick.Geimer@xxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2000 09:58:59 -0700

Thorbjørn Ravn Andersen wrote:

> I beg to differ.  Given an 150 Mb XML input file, my memory usage with Omnimark 5.1 grew to 400 Mb, and I was working with a strictly local program.

I'd love to see how much memory XSLT would require for the same file
:-). Seriously, this sounds like your program is storing much of the
data in memory for some reason or another. You can always use temporary
files instead of buffers it you want to cut down on the RAM
requirements, or see if it is really necessary to store all this info. A
simple transform in OmniMark requires very little RAM. 

> Additionally Omnimark has serious trouble with underscores in element-names.  Apparenly XML-input data has to conform to a DTD, which does not always apply for our data.

Never heard of the underscore problem, though it does have issues with
colon's. To get around this, you need to quote element names.

	element "foo:bar"

As I said before, the DTD requirement is going bye-bye.

Rick Geimer
National Semiconductor

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