RE: Microsoft XSL and Conformance

Subject: RE: Microsoft XSL and Conformance
From: Jonathan Marsh <jmarsh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2000 09:11:12 -0800
Awesome move, Andy!  Amazing how quick the mob dispersed...

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew Kimball [mailto:akimball@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2000 1:37 AM
> To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Microsoft XSL and Conformance
> Hi all,
> I'm Andy Kimball, the Microsoft XSL developer.  After today's "nested
> template abomination" discussion, I had a couple of comments.  First,
> Microsoft is committed to delivering a conformant XSLT 
> processor.  If you
> don't believe "Microsoft", then at least believe me.  I'm 
> writing the thing.
> I've often gritted my teeth and implemented some feature that 
> I thought was
> inelegant, less than useful, or arbitrarily limited, just to 
> be compliant.
> As I receive feedback from the XSL community, I've been 
> surprised at how
> vocal and passionate people are about conformance (of course, 
> people also
> want performance, scalability, and usability without any 
> trade-offs, and
> they want it yesterday--unrealistic, but understandable).  
> Now, I may not be
> able to cross every tiny 't', and dot every insignificant 
> 'i', but I will
> make a good-faith effort to implement according to the 1.0 
> spec.  If you
> find conformance problems that concern you, feel free to e-mail me at
> akimball@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> ~Andy Kimball
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