eXist DB or Saxon/C in PHP A comparison between two approaches for XSLT 2.0 based websites

Main Article Content

Christian Schwaderer


XML and XSLT are very popular technologies among Digital Humanists.  However, when it comes to deploying an XSLT 2.0 processor into a website infrastructure some difficulties arrise. This paper discusses two possible approaches for doing XSLT 2.0 transformations on the fly on a Web (Application) Server: Saxon as a PHP extension and Saxon within the popular XML database eXist. The conclusion shows, that both solutions have their pros and cons. In the end, however, the PHP solution wins.

Article Details

How to Cite
SCHWADERER, Christian. eXist DB or Saxon/C in PHP. Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai Digitalia, [S.l.], n. 1, p. 100-111, july 2017. ISSN 2559-6721. Available at: <http://digihubb.centre.ubbcluj.ro/journal/index.php/digitalia/article/view/10>. Date accessed: 22 jan. 2019. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.24193/subbdigitalia.2017.1.08.