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How can I speed up XSLT?

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I like to use XSLT whenever possible due to its cross-platform capabilities, but one reason I can't use it for some processes is that it is slow, especially with multiple users.

Is there  a "best practices" guideline, or anything else along those lines, that could help me speed up my XSLT-powered functions?

Thanks!
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You bet.  Well, of course the biggest improvement is to write efficient XSLT code.  You'd be surprised how much variation in speed you get with different approaches.  Remember much of your XSLT is recursive, so a small improvement in one spot is likely to make significant gains in production.

To handle multiple users is easy, at least on Microsoft.  I'm not too familiar with the issues for other parsers, but I have a short explanation on how to use free-threaded pre-compiled XSLT on the Microsoft platform:

http://rdcpro.com/Members/rdcpro/snippets/cachingtemplates/

The thing to remember is that a cached XSLT needs to be stateless, and if you don't use the freethreaded version, you'll get all sorts of blocking problems.

Regards,
Mike Sharp
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Thanks much, I've been able to cut down on the performance a bit already, and I've still got quite a lot of code to go.

Along with your advice, I also found the freeware application "XSLT Majic" that allows for benchmarking of the XSLT's performance. I'd have to dig back through my bookmarks, but if anyone's interested, I'll post the address for the application.

 
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