Re: [xsl] Optimize results

Subject: Re: [xsl] Optimize results
From: JBryant@xxxxxxxxx
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2005 13:24:01 -0600

That's a LARGE question. I'm sure the big guns on the list can offer more,
but I can tell you a few optimization tips:

* Avoid //. Use the full path instead, if possible.

* Use keys where appropriate.

* Put amounts that need to be calculated just once but need to be used
many times in variables. (That came up in a different discussion about
some of my code yesterday, in fact.)

I highly recommend Dave Pawson's FAQ:

I'm sure we can help you optimize much more if you post your stylesheet
(or the chunks of it you most want to optimize).

As for your last question, if you want output to the command line, you can
put <xsl:message>Loading data, please wait...</xsl:message> within your
templates. If you want that message to go to a web page or something other
than a command line, you'll need to do it from some other point in your


Jay Bryant
Bryant Communication Services
(presently consulsting at Synergistic Solution Technologies)

Camalesn <noelamac@xxxxxxxxx>
03/23/2005 01:12 PM
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[xsl] Optimize results


I am trying to speed up the results I got while performing a
transformation with XML and XSL files (PHP, Sablotron and XML - XSL

Some questions...

- What are the steps to get a lightweight transformation?
- What to check in XSL file?
- Is there any way to make a "Loading data, please wait..."
instruction while Sablotron is working?

Any tip to accelerate the load process is highly appreciated.


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