Re: [xsl] XSLT performance under Linux

Subject: Re: [xsl] XSLT performance under Linux
From: Daniel Veillard <daniel@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 08:49:58 +0200
On Tue, May 14, 2002 at 02:30:26AM +0200, Mattias Konradsson wrote:
> > I would recommend working with the xsltproc engine. It's C++ based,
> supports
> > a healthy subset of the Saxon parser, and is fast. I had something of a
> > jury-rigged system where I was calling saxon as a jar from the command
> line
> > (invoked from an `` expression in perl) and my system was crawling despite
> > being on a top of the line computer. I replaced it with xsltproc, and it
> was
> > a couple of orders of magnitude faster. It should be in most recent Linux
> > distros, though it's also up on Source Forge.
> >
> > -- Kurt Cagle
> Cool, just a couple of questions before I start fiddling around with a new
> parser :)
> 1. Is there any performance comparision between it and other parsers,
> roughly?

  Grab a copy of the German IX magazine from April 2002 there is some
comparisons in the "Schnell XML" article.

> 2. What's a healthy "subset", what doesn't it support? I must have support
> for almost the full XSLT spec


> + that it needs to be able to handle iso-8859-1 properly for output encoding
> and params passed to it. Sablotron gave me some angst in this department.

  output encoding yes, for parameters, it will take XPath expressions
encoded in UTF8


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