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RE: XPath "//", speed, and Saxon

Subject: RE: XPath "//", speed, and Saxon
From: "Michael Kay" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2008 12:55:12 -0000
RE:  XPath "//"
> A lot of time, effort and money goes into testing, but for 
> XSLT, I think that effort would be better spent on fully 
> schema aware transforms than unit testing.  What do you think?

I think a lot of stylesheets go into production after testing with a very
small sample of input documents. It's often too expensive to do anything
else. In this situation, developing with schema awareness can greatly
increase your confidence that the stylesheet will also be able to handle
input documents that vary significantly from your initial sample.

Michael Kay
http://www.saxonica.com/

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