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