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RE: Which engine? (RE: JavaScript and XSL)

Subject: RE: Which engine? (RE: JavaScript and XSL)
From: DPawson@xxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 09:00:45 +0100
RE: Which engine? (RE: JavaScript and XSL)
Mike Brown

> SAXON only started doing this with version 5.5, which is only 
> a few weeks
> old. If you read the release notes you would see the 
> reasoning behind it.
> It is 'anticipatory conformance' (anticipating XSLT 1.1) whereas when
> MSXML did it, it was 'irresponsible disregard for the recommended
> extension function interfaces' because at that time there was 
> no hint that
> it would ever be accepted practice.

I'm beginning to feel sympathy with MS on this one.
My guess, Mike Kay looks ahead to 1.1, whereas MS, trying to be
fully conformant, say no, having been beaten about the head for
non-conformance for months. 

I'd guess time will smooth this one out. 


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