12.5. Commercial XSLT Processors

As noted, we are only describing three commercial XSLT processors due to limits of space and the simple pragmatics of how widespread and commonly used they are. These three processors are Sun Microsystem's XSLTC, Oracle's XML suite, and Microsoft's MSXML.

12.5.1. Sun Microsystems' XSLTC

Sun Microsystems' XSLTC (XSLT Compiler) is a unique addition to the XSLT processor realm in that it produces translets per stylesheet, which greatly reduce the amount of memory consumed by the DOM, in most cases, and often substantially increase speed. It is also possible to protect your stylesheet composition with the Sun translets, as they are compiled byte-code rather than human-readable XML document instances. This approach ...

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