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   Re: How far current XSLT processors will be useful in realapplications?

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  • From: Len Bullard <cbullard@hiwaay.net>
  • To: James Clark <jjc@jclark.com>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2000 23:06:59 -0600

James Clark wrote:
> Simon Wilson wrote:
> > It just seems to me to be (more than) a little bit of a waste of time for a
> > server to generate
> > XML within such as system, pass it back to the caller and for the consumer to
> > not actually look
> > at it directly, but rather use a standardized interface such as DOM.
> Not necessarily.  There can be a big cost in using a general-purpose DOM
> implementation rather than using an API and implementation tuned to the
> needs of a particular application.

For an example of the tradeoffs, the X3D design work is revealing.  


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