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From "Scott Boag/CAM/Lotus" <Scott_B...@lotus.com>
Subject Re: SAX
Date Mon, 15 May 2000 13:25:09 GMT

Stefano Mazzocchi <stefano@apache.org> wrote:
> Oh, c'mon. This is what happens when you have a hammer and everything
> looks like a nail: XPath is not a database query language and XSLT is
> not a database query optmizer.

XSLT is very much a type of query language, and processing hundreds of
documents is well within what you can do with it.  In any case, there will
be a full XML Query language at some point, and the same issue will apply.

> Also, even if you pre-analyze your stylesheet and you know that the
> element <foo> and <bar> are never processed, how do you know where to
> stop?

Good point.  Yeah, you would still have to do some processing of the
stream.  But that's different from having to make String objects and having
to decode the entire stream.

-scott


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