Parsing XML->DOM and XSL querying optimising

Tony McDonald tony.mcdonald at
Fri Mar 19 17:36:13 GMT 1999

> Hi Tony:
> How similar are the "140+ XML documents" you mention?  How about put them in
> a database and search there?  Might be faster to search *before* you compose
> final documents, not after;  whether your database stores entire documents,
> or just data for templates...
> John Hicks

Thanks for the reply - the documents are very similar. They're all 
driven from the same DTD. The problem I have is that searching from a 
database involves splitting the xml documents into a tree structure 
if they're to fit into the SQL-based db that we're using at the 
moment. The database is intended to store whole documents, but if I 
can find a sensible way of using templates, I'm all ears!

As an aside, I'm looking at Zope ( as a possible 
repository for our XML documents as it's an object 
database/web-server that has some interesting features that marry up 
rather well with some other problems I have...

many thanks,
Dr Tony McDonald,  FMCC, Networked Learning Environments Project
The Medical School, Newcastle University Tel: +44 191 222 5888
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