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RE: Re: [xsl] XSLT & SQL

From: "Michael Kay" <michael.h.kay@------------>
Date: 7/12/2002 12:28:00 AM
> One advantage may be that SQL may perform the job faster than XSLT.

In some cases it almost certainly will, like if you have two large
tables and you are trying to do a join.

In other cases it certainly won't, like if you have deeply hierarchic
mixed content and you are trying to render it as HTML.

I suspect your friend is so locked into the two-dimensional mindset of
SQL (it's surprising how often one sees XML documents that stick rigidly
to these constraints) that s/he has simply failed to see that a lot of
real world information is very difficult to represent in tabular form.

Michael Kay
Software AG
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