[xsl] RE: [xml-dev] Re: [ANN] Zorba 2.0: complete XQuery/XSLT processor (C++,open source, Apache license)

Subject: [xsl] RE: [xml-dev] Re: [ANN] Zorba 2.0: complete XQuery/XSLT processor (C++,open source, Apache license)
From: Geert Josten <geert.josten@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2011 22:22:04 +0200
Well, actually there should be some more. You have for certain some parser
from Altova, though I don't know the coverage. Also, MarkLogic Server have
release XSLT 2.0 support since 4.2. And Google also returns some references to

Saxon has a few limitations in the HE version, but to my knowledge only with
regard to schema awareness.

I definitely think that supporting XSLT 2.0 helps gain interest. 2.0 is out
for several years now. Once you have gotten the hang of 2.0, you don't like
going back..

The point of another free/open source XSLT 2.0, next to Saxon would be good as
well, but most importantly a fair bit has been done already. XSLT 1.0 relies
on XPath 1.0, but since you have XQuery 1.0, you also have XPath 2.0 already
available. Having XSLT 1.0 built on top of XPath 2.0 might even play some
tricks on you.. (there are some subtle differences between XSLT 1.0 and 2.0
behavior which I think are partly also present in XPath 1.0 v.s. 2.0)

Kind regards,

-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
Van: John Cowan [mailto:cowan@xxxxxxxx] Namens John Cowan
Verzonden: woensdag 12 oktober 2011 21:55
Aan: xml-dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Onderwerp: [xml-dev] Re: [ANN] Zorba 2.0: complete XQuery/XSLT processor
(C++,open source, Apache license)

Daniela Florescu scripsit:

> We are thinking about 2.0, 3.0 support, but we are not sure
> yet. Should we ? That would be more serious investment. If we get such
> feedback, we'll probably do it, but might take a while.
> How many XSLT 2.0 and 3.0 processors are out there ? How many people
> use XSLT 1.0 vs. 2.0 ?

Currently, there is only one XSLT 2.0 processor, and that's Saxon.
The full set of XSLT 2.0 features are available only in the commercial
product, so a full open-source XSLT 2.0 would I think be welcomed.
In addition, a second source for an important standard is invaluable.

John Cowan  cowan@xxxxxxxx  http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
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