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Subject: Re: [xsl] [ANN] Saxon-CE 1.0 (XSLT 2.0 on the browser)
From: Dimitre Novatchev <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2012 13:20:13 -0700


I really hope this will be a game changer.

I am interested to tweak the XPath Visualizer for XPath 2.0 (which is
now a .NET WinForms application) into one that uses Saxon CE and can
be run in any of today's major five browsers.

Is there an option to package Saxon CE (local machine) only with a
particular app, so that the app users will not be required to obtain
and re-register a license? There may be a class of users that aren't
XSLT developers but need to learn XPath 2.0 using an in-browser tool.
Such people are better spared the need to obtain a license that they
aren't going to use but inside the App.

Needless to say, the App + SaxonCE integration should not allow use of
SaxonCE separately from the App (something that I believe is the case
of how oXygen and Saxon are bundled together at present).


On Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 10:19 AM, Michael Kay <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> After a long gestation period, we are pleased to announce that Saxon
> Client Edition is now a product.
> This means that finally, XSLT 2.0 is available on the browser. For
> practical purposes, that means every browser.
> I feel this is a pretty significant event; it's doing what XSLT was
> intended to do all those years ago, of serving XML content and leaving all
> the presentation and interaction logic to happen client side. In fact it
> goes a lot further than the original concept, because it allows XSLT to be
> used not only for generation of (HTML + Javascript), but it also cuts out
> the need to write Javascript since all the user interaction can now be
> handled in XSLT as well.
> It's not open source, but there's a free license for small organizations,
> and it's our hope that the pricing is sufficiently attractive to give good
> value to everyone. Licensing is on a per-web-domain basis.
> If you've been following progress through the alpha and beta releases, the
> changes in the final product are mainly about creating interfaces to allow
> much closer integration with the browser environment (via Javascript APIs),
> as well as a lot of detailed engineering work on logging, diagnostics,
> debugging features and the like, and of course performance. We've had
> excellent feedback during the beta release and most of the suggestions that
> came back from users have been incorporated. As well as the demos we have
> created ourselves, the web site links to some fascinating applications
> by users.
> Special congratulations to Phil Fearon who joined Saxonica with the task
> of turning Saxon-CE from a prototype to a product and has completed that
> task admirably.
> Product information can be found at
> http://www.saxonica.com/ce/download.xml
> I've written a blog entry with more thoughts on the significance of this
> development at http://dev.saxonica.com/blog/mike/2012/06/index.html
> Michael Kay
> Saxonica

Dimitre Novatchev
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