RE: Microsoft XML Team blog: XSLT 2.0
> From: Michael Kay [mailto:mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx] > Sent: 04 February, 2007 19:24 > To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: Microsoft XML Team blog: XSLT 2.0 > > It seems that no-one has drawn the attention of the list to > > http://blogs.msdn.com/xmlteam/archive/2007/01/29/xslt-2-0.aspx > > Key points: > > "[Microsoft's] users have made it very clear that they want > an XSLT 2.0 > implementation once the Recommendation is complete. A team > of XSLT experts > is now in place to do this... The XSLT team will be putting > out Community Technology Previews (CTP) with the XSLT 2 > functionality and appropriate tooling as the implementation > matures. The eventual release date and ship vehicles (e.g. a > future version of .NET or a standalone release over the > Web) have not been determined..." > > "Those who urgently need an implementation of that runs in > the .NET environment may wish to check out the Saxon open > source project or the schema-aware commercial version > produced by Saxonica" > > > Michael Kay > http://www.saxonica.com/ > What I found interesting about the announcement was that they pointed people to an open source and commercial product who urgently need an XSL 2.0 implementation. This is a significant change in culture at Microsoft. Most people who urgently needed an XSL 2.0 implementation, are already are using Saxon .NET, thanks much for the port Saxonica. What I would like to see though, is Saxonica and Microsoft working together to develop a plugable XSL infrastructure, like is available in the Java world. So when XSL 3.0 comes around, one can swap out implementations without having to rewrite code. Andy.
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