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Re: XML/XSLT solutions?

From: Alex Lyons SercoAssurance-Winfrith Tel01305-202368 FAX01305-202194 <ajlyons(at)>
Date: Wed May 22 2002 - 11:12:14 GMT

> Does anyone have something positive/negative to say about one or
> more of the above?  Have I left an important option off the list?

I have been very impressed by libxslt/libxml2: it's blindingly fast 
compared to the usual Java/Jakarta solutions (like from two hours to 
three _seconds_ in one particularly complex case), and it seems to 
handle most of the XSLT standard.  The Perl interface (XML::LibXSLT) 
might be a bit ropy, but if it causes any trouble, don't use it: just 
fork a call to the xsltproc command instead.

I've never got the pure Perl XML::XSLT package to work properly on any 
"real" XSLT application.

If you go for a Java solution (Cocoon/Xalan) you might want to consider 
avoiding Perl altogether and do the whole thing in Java: check out 
Jean-Michel David's JavaSwish wrapper at

This is purely personal advice.  Hope it helps.

Alex Lyons

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