RE: Poll (was: Seeking advice on handling large industry-standard XML da
The fast and usually correct answer is: it depends. And that ain't no help. Off the top: DOM - usually the worst solution, IMO. It leads to an excess of exposed scripting, lots of memory overhead, etc. I'm not sure when DOM is the right solution. I'd like to hear opinions on that. Data Binding - expensive. Fast. Proprietary in many cases (could lead to lots of one-off code) but well understood and keeps as much code hidden as possible. XSLT - the best of the worst. One assumes a processing framework exists, is adequate, is tested, is fielded ubiquitously. We had transforms before XSLT, but we didn't have HTML. HTML is still the binding force of the web universe. I'm not sure what pipelining adds except more stuff. When does one need it? That is another "opinions welcome' topic. len From: Jeff Lowery [mailto:jlowery@s...] > See this insightful article from Sean McGrath: > > http://www.propylon.com/news/ctoarticles/Zen_and_the_Art_of_Mo > torcycle_Manuals_20020822.html Yeah, I read this. In this case, though, the markup decisions have been done. The question is how best to process the markup. And there is no one answer, but maybe there's a trend. I can see Sean's point about XSLT not being hte One True Way. I tried number 3 already (but in reverse): if you're docs are in any way similar, then you have one helluva XSLT script to write. On the other hand, what's better? DOM? Data binding? I see pipelining as an enabling technology rather than a solution in itself, but maybe I have blinkers on. ----------- > 3. A transform (from proprietary serialized format to XML interchange > format)
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