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Re: [xml-dev] Re: [docbook-apps] Small!! Lightweight!! xsltprocessor which is standalone!! and runs Docbook/XSL stylesheets?

On Fri, 2012-08-17 at 16:31 +0200, Dan Shelton wrote:

> A colleague with two Dr. (Med/IT) and one Prof. in IT already called
> XML and XSLT "a failure" because the processing requirements have
> become insane - IT was once done with 4MB machines, doing the same
> with today's machines and XML/XSLT goes up to 400MB as minimum.

Other dramatic failures include
. digital cameras
. youtube
. movies

>  And
> admittedly, I have no arguments to prove him wrong

The onus is on him to prove he is right. XML and XSLT are very widely

$ /usr/bin/time xsltproc dict.xsl dict.xml
0.03user 0.01system 0:00.18elapsed 22%CPU (0avgtext+0avgdata
1688inputs+536outputs (8major+1409minor)pagefaults 0swaps

(so, about 20 megabytes for that one, not 400)

You could also try xt.

>  - XML processing
> takes a lot of memory (why?) and XSLT processing is... eating memory.
> Lots of memory. There doesn't seem to be a "small" solution.

Programs in just about any language can run out of memory. That was as
true with PDP-11 assembly as it is with XSLT today.


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