RE: Saxon VS XT
> No doubt *you* will. I'm talking about 'most of developers'. > 'most of developers' are not subscribed to this list > ( even they are already using XSLT ). Just quick comments, and then I'll desist too. I am certain that the key() will be a good tool for almost every experienced XSLT (not expert, just experienced) since it will be in every "Tips and tricks for XSLT", including a quick cookbook to get going. If you still mean "most of the developers" I would appreciate some background information about why you think so ;-) > > > Not using key, is like having to use Perl > > (or any other programming language) without being allowed > > to use hash tables for lookup purposes. > > Poor C, ( and Pascal ) they had no build-in hashtable support. No. I am talking about not being allowed to use the technique at all. > > > > > Use XT if it fits your purpose, but please do not use argumentation > > like the above since it puts all of us down. > > Nice try. This sounds that you are saying that I'm talking nonsense > because I'm not politically correct ? There is no defense against > such ( political ) argumentation and I'l not try ( I"m tired ). No. I just think that your reference to "most developers" is incorrect. > "XT has many limitations because it is not 100% conformant > but conformant engines have no limitations because they are > conformant" ( to me the only possible argumentation is key() > and as I already wrote to Sebastian privately - I need at least > 2 weeks to implement my model of processing his XML > real-life data without key() ). Why not use the two weeks to implement key() in XT instead O:-) > Those lost souls who still think that storing massive volumes of > data in the format of huge text files and then use key() hack to > 'improve the speed of processing' - is reasonable usage of > computers - I can not help them ;-) If that is your concern, why are you using XML in the first place ;-) -- Thorbjørn Ravn Andersen "...and...Tubular Bells!" XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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