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RE: concatenating 1-n XML files

Subject: RE: concatenating 1-n XML files
From: "Michael Kay" <michael.h.kay@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 14:55:58 -0000
concatenating xml
> 1. Can I use the document() function with wildcards in the 
> doc-name ? something like: <xsl:for-each 
> select="document('name*.xml')"> ? 

Your best bet is to write a shell-script that creates an XML file
index.xml of the form

and then your transformation is simply:

<xsl:template match="/">
  <xsl:copy-of select="document(/index/d)"/>
> 2. If 1. works would  a large number of files (000's) have an 
> adverse effect on performance ? Or once a document is 
> processed is it retained in memory or released ? Is there an 
> upper limit of elements that can be processed ? I'll be using xalan.

You will need a lot of memory. Doing it with SAX would be much more

Michael Kay
Software AG
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work: Michael.Kay@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx 

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