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Using SAXON for xslt versus JDK 1.4/Jaxp

Ian Stone
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Joined: Sep 15, 2004
Posts: 13
When does it make sense to use a dedicated xslt processor/parser like
Saxon as opposed to using the transform package of Jaxp in JDK 1.4.x
for XSLT transformations?

Which xml processing engine is built into JDK 1.4 ? Is it crimson ?

~IanS
Balaji Loganathan
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Joined: Jul 13, 2001
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JDK1.4 uses XALAN from Apache, which is better enough for xslt processing.
JAXP only an xml api nor parser nor transformer.
Its was said here that jdk1.4 uses old xalan, so make sure you use the latest one.
You can decide which one choose by checking this comparison chart from Sun.

Someone please correct me if i am wrong here.


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Balaji Loganathan
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Joined: Jul 13, 2001
Posts: 3150
JDK1.4 uses XALAN from Apache, which is better enough for xslt processing.
JAXP only an xml api nor parser nor transformer.
Its was said here that jdk1.4 uses old xalan, so make sure you use the latest one.
You can decide which one choose by checking this comparison chart from Sun.

Someone please correct me if i am wrong here.
Ian Stone
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Joined: Sep 15, 2004
Posts: 13
Thanks for the info Balaji.

The Sun article looks very useful also.

--thx! ~IanS
 
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