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
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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.


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djokov earned 100 total points
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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:


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