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Subject: Re: [xsl] Normalize / Simplify HTML-Tables with row-span / col-span
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2004 12:52:29 GMT

> This means that elimination of node-set
> means impact on performance,

Whether the absence of RTF type in XSLT impacts on performance
presumably depends on what you were doing to get round the restriction
in XSLT1. 

As I don't really like using extension elements (even x:node-set()) for
portability reasons, I routinely go

<xsl:variable name="x">
 <stuff>
  <here/>
 </stuff>
</xsl:variable>

...

... select="document('')/*/xsl:variable[@name='x']/stuff/here" ..

which causes the entire stylesheet to be reparsed as an input document
and built as a node tree, just for me to extract this variable, not to
mention that on the original processing of the stylesheet the rtf
variable x was built never to be used at all.


I'm assuming that in XSLT2

 ... select="$x/stuff/here"

will be much more efficient.

David

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http://www.dcarlisle.demon.co.uk/matthew

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