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Re: [xsl] XSLT 2.0 has arrived
Subject: Re: [xsl] XSLT 2.0 has arrived|
From: Elliotte Harold <elharo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2007 07:38:22 -0500
Andrew Welch wrote:
Doesn't the possibility that "this will finally be addressed in Java
7" and not in Saxon 9 show that it's a Java issue and not a Saxon
issue? You're effectively complaining about any Java program...
Yes I am, and Saxon is a Java program so it inherits the UI flaws of any
Java program. xsltproc does not. Therefore I prefer to use xsltproc even
though Saxon is the superior engine in many respects. Saxon's UI
problems mean that most of the time I get everything I need more simply
In the end though it is free, and its not like you have to compromise
on anything because its free - its still one of the the fastest and
most conformant, and has really useful inbuilt extension functions.
If you do buy the SA version, you get near instant support through the
xsltproc is free too.
So you may (at worse) have to put in a couple hours reading, or fire
off an email to the support list, to understand how to run it or debug
a conflict, but you're getting a top product for free.....
I've already put in way more than a couple of hours figuring out how to
run it and debugging Saxon caused problems.
The problem with classpath issues and Java programs is that once you fix
them, they don't stay fixed. Or that the fix for one thing breaks
something else. You're always fixing things. It's not a good system.
Is it Sun's fault, not Dr. Kay's? Yes. Does that mean Saxon doesn't have
this problem? No.
o;?Elliotte Rusty Harold elharo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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