RE: [xsl] What is the fastest XSLT parser

Subject: RE: [xsl] What is the fastest XSLT parser
From: "Michael Kay" <michael.h.kay@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 19 Oct 2002 17:11:09 +0100
> [David Carlisle]
> > 
> > > But a job on this one, that took 30 hours took only 5 minutes in
> > > Xalan/Xerces testXSLT command-line utility.
> > 
> > normally msxml is faster than the java ones.
> > 
> But then I have a transform that takes several minutes with 
> Xalan but only about a second with Saxon (very informal 
> timings).  For sure you have to try specific problem cases 
> with various processors to get the best speed.

Generally, MSXML gives pretty good performance. But there will always be
cases where one processor optimizes a particular construct and another
doesn't, and dramatic differences like these will generally apply only
to stylesheets that exhibit that particular feature.

Michael Kay
Software AG
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