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Subject: RE: [xsl] anyway obvious way to speed this tranfrom up?
From: "Ray Tayek" <rtayek@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 2 Jan 2004 13:34:56 -0800

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-xsl-
> list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ragulf Pickaxe
> Sent: Wednesday, December 31, 2003 12:05 AM
> To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: RE: [xsl] anyway obvious way to speed this tranfrom up?
> 
> Hello Ray,
> 
> You say that the xsl is generated by a program. If you have no way to
> change this ...

i wrote the program that generates the xslt, so I can change it easily. we
are newbies to xslt and the boss wanted something that looked
straightforward (from a biz point of view I guess).
 

> It seems that you throw a _lot_ of parameters between called templates.
> 
> The example is quite large, but from a quick glance at it, I would split
> each of the templates generateOutputRecord and addNewFields in two.
> Perhaps
> some of the other templates too.

I need all the parameters in the template that is called by the one that is
called first. What does splitting it up do for me?

> 
> In the first condition "name=/inputDocument/header/name[4]" I would call
> generateOutputRecord1 which would call addNewFields1 while in the second
> condition "name=/inputDocument/header/name[5]" I would call
> generateOutputRecord2 which would then call addNewFields2.
> 

the parameters that are called namei are constant and could be hard coded I
suppose. 

> As the values of the parameters are hardcoded, and only dependent on the
> two
> conditions, you would now not need to throw all these parameters at each
> call. If you want, you can create global variables at the top of the xsl
> document to hold the values.

I could use those for the constants or maybe pass them in as arguments to
the transform.

Thank you for your assistance!

> 
> >From: "Ray Tayek" <rtayek@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >Reply-To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >To: <xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >Subject: [xsl] anyway obvious way to speed this tranfrom up?
> >Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 11:40:51 -0800
> >
> >hi, newbie managed to get something to work, but it's *real* slow.
> >
> >the xslt's are generated by a program, so they can not be hand tuned, but
> >maybe there is a way to do some things faster?
> >
> >The xml input comes from a spreadsheet via a .csv file, so the original
> >names in the <header> can contains spaces and strange characters, but the
> >names in the <cell>'s are legal database names. ...


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