Is there a good reference for XSLT optimization? I've found a few useful points in Michael's book, but I was hoping to find a resource dedicated to the topic. Google does not appear to find much. One of its top hits started out by suggesting that people not use "//" in every Xpath expression. I'm looking for more non-obvious bits. One example is Michal's compare-and-contrast between two ways of assigning a variable, another is head-tail optimization.

Writing XSL scrips has now become a major part of my job as a data analyst, so I"m looking for ways to cut down the time required for processing.



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