XslCompiledTransform Performance: Beating MSXML 4.0

Update:Transformation times for Saxon processors have been remeasured and updated based on the feedback received from Dimitre Novatchev and Michael Kay. I also slightly altered the text below to reflect the change in Saxon command-line arguments. Interestingly enough, the first live.com hit for the “XslCompiledTransform Performance” query at the moment is this post of Jeff…

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XslCompiledTransform Slower than XslTransform?

This post discusses: Why XslCompiledTransform may be slower than XslTransform How to reduce start-up time if you use one of the managed XSLT processors Why it is important to cache loaded XslCompiledTransform instances The .NET Framework 2.0 provides a new System.Xml.Xsl.XslCompiledTransform XSLT processor class, which is intended to replace the obsoleted XslTransform class. One of…

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