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Re: ANN: XQSharp 2.0 Beta Release

Subject: Re: ANN: XQSharp 2.0 Beta Release
From: Michael Kay <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 08 Sep 2010 08:28:37 +0100
Re:  ANN: XQSharp 2.0 Beta Release
On 07/09/2010 8:00 PM, Lars Huttar wrote:
  Awesome! Thank you!
I'm not a .NET user, but it gladdens my heart to see that many
developers currently stuck with XSLT 1.0 will now be able to use XSLT
2.0 and XQuery. Hopefully this will encourage the adoption of XSLT 2.0
in other environments as well.


Let me add my congratulations too. There are now 5 XSLT 2.0 processors (plus one abandoned one, Gestalt), and several more rumoured to be under development (for example MarkLogic). Competition is always good for the market and good for the vendors - for example, the feedback on the test suite from the XQSharp developers has led directly to several Saxon bugs being discovered and fixed. I'm looking forward to seeing comparisons across products (hopefully not just on performance, which is only one differentiator among many).

Michael Kay

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