23 December 2001

More investigation of the slow processing speed for my
document. It seems like the slowdown is somewhere in
libxslt’s chunking code.

With chunking turned on, xsltproc took 4 minutes to
process the document, while without chunking (ie. producing
one large file), it only took 1:30 minutes (less than half
the processing time).

In comparison, using Jade to process the document took
about 2 minutes with chunking turned on. With chunking
turned off, it took 4 minutes.

I wonder if this means that xsltproc’s performance with
chunking turned on can be improved to be faster than its
nochunks performance? Either that, or the DSSSL stylesheets
for Jade can be optimised for the non chunked case :-)