Re: [xsl] [exsl] EXSLT 1.0 - Common, Sets and Math

Subject: Re: [xsl] [exsl] EXSLT 1.0 - Common, Sets and Math
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 14:31:31 GMT
> Also, the difficulties - as the thread has shown - appear to be
> eminently surmountable,

surmountable, certainly. Whether that is doable in what I would have
guessed was the original timeframe for a 1.1 release is not so clear.

For exslt:*  one can be more experimental (for staters, one could just
inherit the saxon:* versions) but if such a feature were to be added
officially to the language it isn't clear we've yet seen a really stable
suggestion. (Of course it's turned out that xsl:script as spec'd hasn't
been universally acclaimed either but that was in many ways a much
easier thing, just merging the features of the java bindings of the
current systems, and the msxml script element, and adding a useful
indirection that meant the namespace URI used for the extension function
wasn't directly pointing at a java implementation of the function)
As for what functions to stick in exslt I'd have a policy of if in doubt
add it. So in particular I'd probably start by suggesting all the saxon
ones. (Thus including saxon:function) This just gives a namespace
that isn't saxon specific that means that other implementers can choose
to implement these functions if they wish. Similiarly of course they
could suggest further functions to be added.


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