Re: [xsl] Copy results

Subject: Re: [xsl] Copy results
From: Steven Ericsson-Zenith <steven@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2008 13:06:19 -0700
Sorry, I am resending this because I was a little distracted while writing it the first time.

On Jul 8, 2008, at 12:19 PM, Wendell Piez wrote:

... depending on where you're going, you might have a concern about tomorrow as well as today.

In my experience designing languages the engineers that end up using it do all kinds of things the designers never anticipated.

I asked the question because I care about tomorrow.

It is also my experience that language designers (I know, I am one) use "should" language way too much.

In fact, I was after rather more specific information: unrelated to any opinion about what I "should" be doing. I essentially asked for the optimal way to place result-document output in two locations. So far, I have been offered no quantified reason for not doing what I propose that actually would impact scaling or robustness.

However, I can think of one or two possible issues. XSLT garbage collection, for example, may be unhappy - for reasons that I am unaware of. I'd expect it to be fine, but it seems reasonable to ask. There may be error handling issues that people have encountered processing a number of collections. Again, it seems reasonable to ask.

In general, all my XSLT is server side and is not generating "dynamic pages." Therefore, I do not expect to have either scaling or robustness issues later. And while I do process file sets of some size, each set is constrained to a logical document. Imagine something that dealt Michael Kay's new book (which I am finding very helpful BTW - and would love to know just which tools were used to produce it).

With respect,

	Dr. Steven Ericsson-Zenith
	Institute for Advanced Science & Engineering

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