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   Re: A weaker XSL?

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  • From: Clark Evans <clark.evans@manhattanproject.com>
  • To: Michael.Kay@icl.com
  • Date: Fri, 05 Feb 1999 15:58:24 +0000

Michael.Kay@icl.com wrote:
> > How do I build a table of contents that is output BEFORE the document
> > without reading the whole input before I start to output?
> You can't, and that isn't my objective. What you can do, and what I
> currently do with SAXON, is to perform a single serial pass of the input
> document that simultaneously generates a TOC and the main rendered document
> on two separate output streams, then merge these together for presentation.
> This is far more efficient with a large document than building the entire
> document tree in memory or scanning it twice.

I agree.  Nice.  Very nice.

:) Clark

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