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From: Abel Braaksma <abel.online@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 22:20:05 +0100
So there is (quite) some development then. Intriguing that parties
decide to create XSLT 2.0 processors as part of larger products, instead
of developing it as stand-alone products. When few parties take on the
development of a new standard, it is easy to jump to conclusions about
its life expectancy. This sure sounds that XSLT 2.0 still is alive and
Michael Kay wrote:
Saxon and Altova are still around. Altova when I last looked had fixed most
of the conformance bugs that were present in early releases. Some users now
seem to develop on Altova and then deploy on Saxon.
Gestalt is still there, but with no further development.
Oracle and Microsoft have made no further moves, as far as one can see.
IBM have announced their XSLT 2.0 processor, available as part of Websphere.
Intel have announced their XSLT 2.0 processor, available as part of SOA
I have heard rumours of two or three other processors that are under
development, but I have no idea when (if ever) they will see the light of
From: Abel Braaksma [mailto:abel.online@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: 11 January 2010 18:58
Subject: Definite list of XSLT 2.0 processors?
Happy New Year to everybody!
While slowly getting my hands back into XSLT 2.0 again, I was
wondering whether the past one and a half years (yes, I
admit, I was a bit "out") any new XSLT 2.0 processor or plan
thereof has seen the light. Here's what my memory gives and
what I deducted from my copy of the xsl-list:
-- Gestalt, Eiffel XSLT 2.0 processor far in progress, but
ceased further development in Nov. 2008, open source
-- Saxon, Java XSLT 2.0 SA and Basic, fully functional, both
commercial and open source editions
-- Altova, XSLT 2.0 command line only (aka AltovaXML), fully
functional, known bugs, closed source, free
-- Oracle 10g XSLT 2.0 processor, closed source, free
separate download, unclear development status, pre-Rec
-- Microsoft had plans for XSLT 2.0 for .NET 3.5, but no real
new news seen since, not included in .NET 4.0
-- XSLT 2.0 features implemented with XSLT 1.0: remember the
plan, can't seem to find it, it would be limited though
That is: 4 processors actually developed, some half-baked
plans, one (two if we count SA + B double) real XSLT 2.0
processor, one XSLT 2.0 commercial processor (AltovaXML) with
a disputed reputation and reliability. Is that the current
status still? Does anybody know of another commercial or open
implementation that's missing from this list?
I'm particularly surprised about MS, esp. now that more and
more of their new technology is based on XSLT and XML.
Internally, they've implemented the XPath 2.0 datamodel, but
that's all so far it seems.
Kind regards to everyone,
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