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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK-APPS: Need Advice on an XSLT Processor

On 26 Mar 2001 14:06:24 -0500, Bill Lawrence wrote:
> I'm processing a Docbook XML set that comprises roughly 9000 pages on a
> daily basis and, as I'm sure you've guessed, I'm having some problems with
> memory limitations imposed by various processors.  Currently, I've 


Heh, I'll bet.  Sorry for the mess here, my mailer seems to be mad this
morning.  None of these are famed for speed or memory usage.

> the set down into four smaller groups so that it will process, but this has
> its problems as well as the documents are richly interconnected with xrefs.
> Also, I'm trying to run the set through the HTML Help conversion script in
> Norm Walsh's docbook stylesheets, and it really should be run as a single
> set in order to create the single .hhp and .hhc files I need to "complile"
> the .chm file.
> I've tried XALAN/XERCES, XT, and the Java version of SAXON, all of which
> crash with "out of memory" errors.  Instant SAXON actually will accomodate
> the entire set, but on documents that large it slows down far too much to
> allow me to process the set within the 24 hour limitiation.  Does anyone
> have any suggestions, or am I (as I suspect) simply trying to process a
> document set that is beyond the capabilities of current tools?

Assuming that you're not afraid of unreleased software, you might check
out libxslt.  It's very quick here, and seems to work very well, with
the exception of no (almost no?) chunking support.
http://www.xmlsoft.org/ and http://www.xmlsoft.org/XSLT


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