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Re: [xsl] XSLT 2.0 has arrived
Subject: Re: [xsl] XSLT 2.0 has arrived|
From: "Robert Koberg" <rob@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2007 14:03:31 -0500
The argument here should be more about the potential of XSLT 2 rather than
how to use it.
(I think if ERH went to court with his claims he would receive a dollar :)
(you would have to read his blog to get it...))
I have not moved up to v2 mainly because most of my work in XSL, lately,
has been in the browser. When I work on something that I do for myself
(which, the end result is usualy for a client) I use a combination of
multiple transforms and/or some other technology that supplies what I
need. It works for me as I can see the point of failure and adjust 'just a
I also fear that Saxon has a monopoly. Not because of strong arm tactics,
but because of the excellence of its implementation. Who wants to compete
with Dr. Kay? Of course languages other than java are open. M.D. Peterson
has done an excellent implementation of Saxon for Windows (but, what is
the adoption??? ).
I basically have 2 reasons for not moving up:
- I haven't needed it
- I worry that there is no competion in the java space (where I spend my
Oh (sorry Tommy), and the folk that have bemoaned SUN's implementation of
java (yeah, I wish there was a utopia) -- do you think, just maybe.., it
might take a little more effort to have a project that is cross platform
than relying on an OS's implementation? You are talking apples and
oranges. Oooohh, I can do this on the command line (but I will probably
have to pay Apple to get the next - bug fix - version). Oh and if you try
to install, you will first need this - and if you install this, you will
OF COURSE need this (you fool), and so on...
On Wed, 24 Jan 2007 12:04:25 -0500, Mulberry Technologies List Owner
This thread has degenerated and drifted far off topic. Please restrict
discussion on XSL-List to topics that are directly related to XSL.
Discussions of the design of Java, Saxon, or Windows is simply off topic
Thank you for taking that discussion elsewhere.
Further discussion of XSLT 2.0, the impact and implications of it are,
of course, welcome on XSL-List.
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