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Re: [xsl] Design of XML so that it may be efficiently stream-processed


Subject: Re: [xsl] Design of XML so that it may be efficiently stream-processed
From: "Timothy W. Cook" <tim@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2013 07:43:46 -0200

On Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 9:40 AM, Michael Kay <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I would add some more important design criteria. Put metadata and reference information (stuff that's needed for reference throughout document processing) at the start of the document rather than the end, or in a separate document.
>

In regards to metadata. Is it really sensible, in real world
applications, to have metadata for identical instance data in every
instance?  Let's say you have 10,000 or 100,000 different instances of
a document that references the same metadata.  The instances may be
100 lines alone and the metadata is an additional 30 lines.  Doesn't
this justify a separate document for metadata?

--Tim


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