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Re: XSLT 2.0 has arrived

Subject: Re: XSLT 2.0 has arrived
From: Elliotte Harold <elharo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2007 14:38:48 -0500
Re:  XSLT 2.0 has arrived
Mukul Gandhi wrote:

XSLT 2.0 has lot of other features apart from regular expressions. For
e.g. for-each-group (a newcomer now doesn't need to learn a
complicated Muenchian grouping algorithm. it's also very scalable),
rich data typing (tightly integrated with XML Schema, which has many
benifits), a very huge function library, and quite a few more

My point is that none of those really matter to me all that much.

Using Saxon just requires setting saxon8.jar in the classpath. Xalan-J
requires setting xalan.jar. So complexity of using Saxon is same as

Yes, and both are quite a bit more complex than using xsltproc. :-( Classpath is evil.

o;?Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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