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

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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.

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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: 21 sep. 2017. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.24193/subbdigitalia.2017.1.08.
Digitising the Humanities