RE: [xsl] java methods vs XSL templates

Subject: RE: [xsl] java methods vs XSL templates
From: "Michael Kay" <michael.h.kay@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 10 May 2002 17:49:58 +0100
> I have requirement for functionalities like date format 
> conversion ie from YYYYMMDD to DD:MM:YY.. now i can write a 
> java method that does this or i can write a xsl template 
> that will do this.I can then store it in an utility XSL file and keep 
> calling that template through xsl:call-templates , and pass 
> the date as 
> parameter and store the return value in a variable.
> i however think that writing a java method is a  more elegant 
> way of doing 
> this ,as java code is precomplied and would take less processing time.
It's easy to do this using concat() and substring().

The extra processing speed of Java is offset by the cost of doing a
function call from one language environment to another, and by the loss
of portability.

Michael Kay
Software AG
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