Re: XSLT/XPATH 2.0
I wonder, why the current browsers do not yet implement xslt/xpath 2.0 neither does php. Am I right?
Vendors decisions are up to the vendor, so it is difficult as outsiders to speculate. But I have not heard any browser vendor announce support for 2.0.
Is the xslt/xpath 2.0 recommendation rather a bubble or does it make sense to teach it to undergraduate students?
I am negotiating to teach my 2.0 material to masters students in computer science at an institution, but when I've approached other institutions regarding XML technologies I've been directed away from the computer science department to, for example, the humanities department.
Given XML's roots in text processing and SGML, this may still be a very prevalent perspective in academia. Certainly some of the best contributors to excellent conferences such as Balisage come from academia.
Is it not up to industry to approach academia with direction on the technologies needed in industry? This is what has triggered the discussions for the masters course.
I would hope that academia takes some direction from industry regarding preparing students for the real world. That would then put some burden on industry to tell computer science academia of the need to cover such material.
Are there signs on the horizon that xslt/xpath 2.0 will become more spread soon?
I think the signs are already there. It may not yet be in browsers, but I would think that is inevitable. Excellent tools like Saxon are making 2.0 very accessible and a key aspect of many professional deployments.
BTW, I love the 2.0 possibilities including the schema awareness...
Yes, and many other attractive features that make a 2.0 stylesheet far more robust than a 1.0 stylesheet.
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