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RE: file_size_affecting_transformation??

Subject: RE: file_size_affecting_transformation??
From: "Michael Kay" <mhk@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2004 12:27:57 +0100
outofmemory xsl transform
> I am generating svg files from xml source files exported from 
> oracle using
> xslt and saxon processor.Is there a possibility that the 
> source file size
> affects the success of an xsl transformation.I mean the 
> transformation may
> appear to have been completeted succesfully whithout any 
> errors, but the
> generated output, svg in my case is not rendered correctly 
> when the source
> file is considerably large.To be more specific when i try to 
> transform a
> source xml file containing geometry of one polygon, the 
> generated svg is
> absolutely correct.But when i try to transform a source xml 
> file containing
> geometry of the same polygon along with a lot of other polygons the
> generated svg is not correct.Does anyone have any idea if the 
> source file
> size can affect the processor performance and degrade the result of a
> transformation??
> 

The most likely explanation is that there is something in the logic of your
stylesheet code (an XPath expression somewhere) that doesn't cater for the
possibility of finding more than one polygon in the input. It's very
unlikely to be anything to do with document size: this could slow down the
transformation, or cause it to fail with an OutOfMemory error, but wouldn't
cause it to produce wrong results.

Michael Kay

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