Re: [xsl] General Searching query

Subject: Re: [xsl] General Searching query
From: Chuck White <chuckwh@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 08:16:28 -0800
Well, then in that case I guess I'd try running batch files using a
parametized input ala the kind of stylesheets recommended by Evan earlier to
you. There are some nice pre-built ones at:

There's really nothing mystical about them. They basically are just nicely
optimized stylesheets for running "queries" on multiple XML documents. There
are about 80 samples or so, and I bet you'll find something you need. There
might also be something in the D. Pawson FAQ.

Chuck White
The Tumeric Partnership
Author, Mastering XML, Premium Edition
Sybex Books, May, 2001

----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew Welch" <andrew@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2001 1:35 AM
Subject: RE: [xsl] General Searching query

> Thanks for all of your comments, maybe I should clarify a little.
> The current system runs on IE5.5, with all processing performed
> No servers are involved.  At the moment, there are around 10,000 XML files
> installed on each of the standalone clients.  This sounds a little
> but is set in stone.
> The current searching method is to build an index file of all the words in
> the transformed HTML, and include that with the product release.  Because
> the XML files arent going to change, this method works fine and is very
> fast.
> Of course, this isnt fully taking advantage of the fact we are using XML.
> It would be good to allow name-value searching, utilising the structure of
> the XML.
> So I would guess from your responses that this is a non-starter, unless
> above changes things...
> cheers
> andrew
> > Imagine the scene:
> >
> > You have around 20,000 xml files, all around 10k in size.
> > You have to write
> > a stylesheet that will run on IE5.5 using MSXML2.5 (possibly
> > v3) that will
> > search the XML files, based on a name-value pair.
> >
> > The solution you are looking for will be fast, and scalable
> > because you know
> > eventually it will have to search up to 250,000 XML files.
> >
> > What kind of stylesheet is best for this task??  Any ideas welcome
> >
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