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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK-APPS: Chunking performance

On Fri, Sep 06, 2002 at 08:02:23AM -0400, Norman Walsh wrote:
> I've been experimenting with improving the performance of the chunking
> stylesheets. The primary goal of my experiments was to get rid of the
> hairy (and probably expensive) recalculation of prev/next for each
> chunk.

  Sounds cool :-)

> a try. Try using chunk.xsl with chunk.fast=0 and chunk.fast=1, the
> output should be the same, but the "fast" version should be faster.
> Using fast chunking requires support for the exsl:node-set() function
> (which Saxon and xsltproc provide). Without it, there won't be any
> difference.
> The chunkfast.xsl stylesheet may be marginally faster than even the
> fast version of chunk.xsl. It avoids calling exsl:node-set()
> repeatedly, but will crash and burn if that function isn't supported.

  Just in case it went unnoticed --norman is an alias for xsltproc
option --profile , enjoy ;-) !


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