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- From: Clark Evans <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: Michael.Kay@icl.com
- Date: Fri, 05 Feb 1999 16:41:48 +0000
Discussion about a weaker version of XSL where
sequential access is a sufficient condition
for processing and random access is not
the necessary condition.
> > 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.
Stream processing! This is what I initially assumed XSL did.
It's so nice to hear that I'm not on another planet.
It's about time we considered the case when an XML
document is a sequentially accessed stream. Wonderful!
Michael, how do I get SAXON? I'm excited.
flyweight n : 1. the most confusing part of
the otherwise wonderful Design Patterns book
2. when everything looks like a nail
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