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Subject: Re: [xsl] XSLT compact syntax(es) [Was: XSLT Hello World - outreach]
From: "Tony Graham" <tgraham@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:24:24 -0000 (GMT)

On Thu, March 27, 2014 6:21 pm, Dimitre Novatchev wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 11:15 AM, Tony Graham <tgraham@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> As David points out, none of these (apart from XQuery) are used
>> generally
>> enough to be generally useful
>
> And XQuery *is not* XSLT -- a lot of XSLT features missing -- the most
> important is templates.
> Until version 3.0 XQuery doesn't have grouping, etc. ... etc.

No, it's not XSLT and it doesn't solve the same problems, but it is a
(mostly) non-XML syntax for doing things with XML that has multiple
interoperable implementations and a body of users, which none of the
non-XML XSLT syntaxes have managed.

Regards,


Tony Graham                                         tgraham@xxxxxxxxxx
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