Re: [xsl] Putting a set input-nodes together under XSL 1.0.

Subject: Re: [xsl] Putting a set input-nodes together under XSL 1.0.
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2002 20:04:06 +0100

> I'm not sure that's entirely true.  Node-sets usually contain nodes from
> the input document.  RTFs, on the other hand, are created by the processor
> on-the-fly as a separate "mini-document."  So, unless a processor is
> incredibly clever, it will have to copy the nodes from the input node-set
> into the RTF, and that's never going to be the cheapest operation.

yes building the rtf involves copying nodes (or building new ones)
and is arbitrarily expesive depending on what you're doing but 
I just meant that th eopreration of converting an rtf to a node set
is likely tio be cheap constant time thing that doesn't involve walking
over the tree.

> I do agree with you that the actual operation of converting an RTF
> to a node-set is likely to be very cheap.

which is all I meant to imply, sorry if I wasn't clear.


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