Re: Designs for XSLT functions (Was: Re: RE: syntax su
> > I take your argument, and especially for a different syntax to a > > function based if(). I think it's likely that XPath 2.0 will support > > such things - it's on their list of requirements. However, I'd like to > > focus the discussion on things that we (the community) can achieve > > rather than things that only the WG can achieve. > ... > > Sure, and I'm *incredibly* glad to see that. As I said above, though, > > I'd like to focus on what is achievable now rather than with XSLT 2.0. > > I also think that just because this particular example will be > > addressed in XSLT 2.0 doesn't mean that there aren't examples that > > won't be. > > I have wailed about parts of the XSLT 1.1 proposal, but I feel that we - > the XSLT community - will achieve more if we build on each other's > efforts. Given the choice between an approach which slots into XSLT 1.1 > and the 1.1 / 2.0 schedule and one which ignores both, I think the first > approach has a higher chance of widespread adoption and widespread user > benefit. I disagree. There is no such thing as an XSLT 1.1 implementation now (no, the latest Saxon doesn't count) and there won't be until XSLT 1.1 is a REC, which will be for perhaps a year yet. We really need to watch our premature adoption of W3C specs. They can change *drastically* before they even get to PR/CR status, and even as PRs or CRs, as XHTML and SVG illustrated, they can change quite a bit before REC. I think we should focus on XSLT 1.0, since one can only speculate about XSLT 1.1. -- Uche Ogbuji Principal Consultant uche.ogbuji@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx +1 303 583 9900 x 101 Fourthought, Inc. http://Fourthought.com 4735 East Walnut St, Ste. C, Boulder, CO 80301-2537, USA Software-engineering, knowledge-management, XML, CORBA, Linux, Python XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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