[xsl] [XSL] How can I seek info in XML files and tranform it using XSLT to answer a query

Subject: [xsl] [XSL] How can I seek info in XML files and tranform it using XSLT to answer a query
From: Mark Nahabedian <naha@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2001 09:17:09 -0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
I get the impression that XSLT really isn't intended to address
problems of the scope you proposed.

I'll conjecture that your data will be accessed much more often
(perhaps at a minimum, thousands of hits per day) that it's updated
(maybe once a day).  You should thus try to make the access part
efficient.  I'd find some more efficient way to store the data as it
arrives (perhaps in either a relational or a flat file database).

XSLT and SVG can be used to present the data to the user once the data 
satisfying his query has been extracted from the database.

edouard panie writes:
 > Hello,
 > I need your help to choose the right tools to answer
 > the following question:
 > I have a server with lots of XML files stored in
 > folders. Each folder gathers the information
 > concerning one city. The files inside a folder all
 > contain the same kind of information(for example the
 > daily average temperature, the amount of rain ...) the
 > only difference between the different files inside a
 > folder is the date when the information was logged and
 > transfered to the server.
 > The goal is to have access to this information on the
 > web and to allow the visitor to choose if he wants to
 > consult information concerning 1 city at a given time
 > or to compare the information of different cities
 > between january and march....
 > I guess I'm going to use XSLT+SVG (and Java??) and a
 > XSLT processor such as Xalan. 
 > Does it seem a good solution to you? will XSLT and
 > java allow me to seek information in the folders in
 > order to answer the query?? or do I need to
 > investigate more carefully XQL??
 > According to you, what are the best solutions??

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