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From JBry...@s-s-t.com
Subject Re: Large PDF - Performance
Date Fri, 11 Nov 2005 15:36:37 GMT
> In this respect, it may prove worthwhile to track down whether
> this difference is really caused by the XSLT processor itself,
> or merely by the fact that Saxon comes bundled with its own
> XML parser (AElfred).

>From the Aelfred web site on Sourceforge:

"Saxon versions from 7.2 onwards no longer include a built-in XML parser. 
This decision was taken because Saxon is now dependent on JDK 1.4, which 
includes its own XML parser, and therefore the original reason for 
bundling a parser with Saxon has disappeared."

That listing is a bit out of date, as the last couple versions (8.5 and 
8.6) of Saxon use the 1.5 JDK.

So, versions 7 & 8 of Saxon (which provide access to XSLT 2.0) use 
Crimson. Version 6.x uses Aelfred. I believe the OP mentioned using Saxon 
8, so the parser in question is Crimson.

FWIW

Jay Bryant
Bryant Communication Services
(presently consulting at Synergistic Solution Technologies)

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