XSLT Performance

Posted on 2001-07-23
Last Modified: 2013-11-18

I am currently using Xalan 2.2_D6 and the performance seems ok.  Has anyone used anything other than Xalan ?  How was the performance ?

I have trided XSLTC to precompile the stylesheets, but it does not seem to work as described in the notes.  I have noticed that at startup of Xalan there is a one-time hit.  After the initial startup time everything seems to work pretty good.

Question by:jefftk
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2

Expert Comment

ID: 6311955
Take a look at this:

It is a little bit old but gives some ideas. You will find that MSXSL is the fastes engine... and it is truth.


Accepted Solution

djokov earned 100 total points
ID: 6311984

Expert Comment

ID: 6312255
Xalan is considered one of the slower processors.
As djokov said, MS's is the fastest, but if you're not an MS slave, then I'd recommend Saxon.  It's Java-based, like your developer release of Xalan, and is the gold standard for conformance with the XSLT specification, and is much faster than Xalan.
Check it out at:


Featured Post

Forrester Webinar: xMatters Delivers 261% ROI

Guest speaker Dean Davison, Forrester Principal Consultant, explains how a Fortune 500 communication company using xMatters found these results: Achieved a 261% ROI, Experienced $753,280 in net present value benefits over 3 years and Reduced MTTR by 91% for tier 1 incidents.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Introduction Since I wrote the original article about Handling Date and Time in PHP and MySQL ( several years ago, it seemed like now was a good time to updat…
Have you tried to learn about Unicode, UTF-8, and multibyte text encoding and all the articles are just too "academic" or too technical? This article aims to make the whole topic easy for just about anyone to understand.
Viewers will learn about arithmetic and Boolean expressions in Java and the logical operators used to create Boolean expressions. We will cover the symbols used for arithmetic expressions and define each logical operator and how to use them in Boole…
Viewers will learn about basic arrays, how to declare them, and how to use them. Introduction and definition: Declare an array and cover the syntax of declaring them: Initialize every index in the created array: Example/Features of a basic arr…

733 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question