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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeni Tennison [mailto:jeni@jenitennison.com] 
> As with most of these optimisations, an alternative would be 
> to perform a kind of linting service for the XSLT authors and 
> point out that they would get much better performance if they 
> rewrote their stylesheet. Doing:
>   <xsl:apply-templates select="/table/row[id='0432'][1]" />
> for example, would speed things up no end.

Yes. Having a tool that can show you where you're eating cycles is
probably more useful day to day than an optimizing compiler will ever
be. Optimizing the compiler may be solving the wrong problem: I don't
need it optimized, I just need the resource intensive bits pointed out
to me.

Bill de hÓra


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