Re: [xsl] Splitting file into N-sized chunks

Subject: Re: [xsl] Splitting file into N-sized chunks
From: Martynas Jusevicius <martynas.jusevicius@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2009 00:04:07 +0200
Thanks a lot for the input, I'll try it out.

On Tue, Aug 4, 2009 at 11:49 PM, Michael Kay<mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Well it doesn't have to be exactly 300K, could be less of
>> course :) But XHTML needs to be valid.
>> So any ideas on (roughly) calculating the size? Number of
>> characters perhaps?
> A lot depends on how far you want to go. If you're prepared to split it at a
> boundary between children of the body element, it's not too hard. If you
> need to cater for deeply-nested tables, with the possibility of having 500K
> of text in a single table cell, then it's much harder.
> For the first case, it's a fairly simple exercise in sibling recursion:
> write a template that processes the first child of <body>, and then calls
> itself to process the next child (following-sibling::*[1]) and so on,
> passing the accumulated text size as a parameter, and exiting when this
> reaches some threshold.
> (I say simple, but I use this as an exercise on XSLT courses and some people
> find it very difficult, if they're not used to recursive list processing).
> Regards,
> Michael Kay

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