RE: Using Sun for XML Parsing and XSL Processing?

Subject: RE: Using Sun for XML Parsing and XSL Processing?
From: Trevor de Koekkoek <TDeKoekkoek@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2000 09:22:21 -0400
I downloaded the Sun XSLT compiler.  My take on it is that since it actually
compiles the XSL into Java byte code, that it increases performance and can
be useful on both the client and server.  My gut feeling though, is that in
general, one wants a more general solution where the XSL is parsed on the
fly.  Still, it might be beneficial for specific applications.

I can't help you with the other issues.  Good luck.

Trevor de Koekkoek

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Young [mailto:Brian.Young@xxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2000 6:33 PM
To: 'xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx'
Subject: Using Sun for XML Parsing and XSL Processing?


The work I am doing requires both an XML parser and an XSL processor.  I
originally went with XP/XT, but switched to Xerces/Xalan based on the issue
of future support of XP/XT.  Another project in my organization only needs
XML parsing, and has opted for the Sun parser (the JAXP reference
implementation, I believe).  There is a desire (understandable) across the
organization to be consistent in the parsers and such that we decide to use.

However, if I'm not mistaken, Sun does not provide an XSL processor at this
point (due in Fall 2000, right?).  This is not an issue for the other
project, but is a potential sticking point for mine.  If I am correct about
the lack of a Sun XSL processor then is it adviseable to use the JAXP
reference implementation with Xalan or maybe Oracle or Saxon?  Am I off-base
for wanting to keep the parser and processor from the same vendor?  And, to
make my head spin even more, where does the just released Sun XSLT compiler
fit in?  I've yet to research it, but it doesn't seem to be what I'm looking
for (and a little bit too early to consider using in production mode,

Any insight is appreciated.  This list has been invaluable, especially for
these "soft" questions.  I just want to know my options before embarking
down a path.

   Brian Young


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