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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: [proposal] fixing the encoding problems
Date Tue, 18 Mar 2003 12:05:03 GMT
Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:

> When my personal need comes, I surely will, although now I have other 
> things to do. If others want to write a more detailed proposal (Luca for 
> example) please do.
> The *real* fact is that if I do:
>   xml data -> chart transformer -> batik -> png
> It's 10x SLOWER than
>   xml data -> chart serializer -> png
> This is not peanuts, this is a real need. 
> And the serializer should be 
> configurable as the chart transformer (same functionality).
> Of course, we could make a transformer that creates a png image, puts it 
> in the context, and then a serializer serializes it, but it seems to 
> really stink.
> So, how would you tackle the above real-world problem?

I would not write a transformer but a serializer. In fact, a chart 
package image rendere *is* a serializer, since the output of a chart 
transformer will not need to be further processed anyway.

What's wrong with this?


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