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Subject: Re: [xsl] How to get access to Saxon processor for XSL 2.0 to install on Unix box
From: "Michael Kay mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:27:25 -0000

If you're just using XSLT from the command line (rather than say from a C or
PHP application) then switching to Saxon should be no problem. There's a
getting started guide here:


For use from C/C++/PHP we have a product Saxon/C in beta release at the
moment, we're hoping to advance that to a full release very soon.

Michael Kay
+44 (0) 118 946 5893

On 30 Oct 2014, at 13:40, Catherine Wilbur cwilbur@xxxxxxxxxxx
<xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> We currently have the following installed.
>         XSLT installed version is: libxslt-1.1.28-2
>         XPATH not sure but we are running on libxml2-2.9.1-1
> How would I go about getting a version of XSL 2.0 to install for unix.  Only
using the xsltproc command to convert my XSL files using an XML stylesheet.
Systems department said he cannot install 2.0 unless I give him some third
party tool to install.  If I am just using this on Unix to do my conversion do
I need to have Saxon installed or is there something else for Unix.
> Bridger on the listserv stated:  I don't know if you're able to request
additional packages or ports on your Unix system, but Dr. Kay has open sourced
two different XSLT 2.0 processors [1]. They require Java, but they might
simplify your processing.  How would we get these open source XSLT 2.0
processors  ie. Saxon.
> Quickly reviewed the chapter on Saxon and it indicates that Saxon requires
Java.  What if I am just using the following command to execute my XSLT file
conversion.  Writing just Unix script to do my processing to pull the file
from another server, archive it, do the conversion, take the converted file
and upload it to a database table.
>         xsltproc -o $inputfile $LibrStylesheet $outputfile
> I went Amazon and purchased the following used books so I stop asking the
list so many questions.  They just came in so I brought them into office today
to help me.
>         XSLT 2nd Edition Programmer's Reference by Michael Kay
>         XPath 2.0 Prograqmmer's Reference by Michael Kay
>         XSLT 2.0 3rd edition Programmer's Reference by Michael Kay
> Ordered on more book not by Michael Kay that was recommended for people just
new to XSLT programming.  In 10 minutes read thru the first 35 pages of 2nd
Edition book.
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