Call for Implementation: XSL 1.0 Becomes a W3C Candidate Recommendation

Subject: Call for Implementation: XSL 1.0 Becomes a W3C Candidate Recommendation
From: Max Froumentin <mf@xxxxxx>
Date: 21 Nov 2000 19:58:43 +0100
W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of Extensible Stylesheet
Language (XSL) 1.0 to Candidate Recommendation status.

  Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL)
  Version 1.0
  21 November 2000
  Authors and Contributors: 
		Sharon Adler, IBM
		Anders Berglund, IBM
		Jeff Caruso, Pageflex
		Stephen Deach, Adobe
		Paul Grosso, ArborText
		Eduardo Gutentag, Sun
		Alex Milowski, Lexica
		Scott Parnell, Xerox
		Jeremy Richman, BroadVision
		Steve Zilles, Adobe

1 Excerpt of the Abstract

XSL is a language for expressing stylesheets. It consists of two parts:

	1.a language for transforming XML documents, and XML vocabulary for specifying formatting semantics.

An XSL stylesheet specifies the presentation of a class of XML documents
by describing how an instance of the class is transformed into an XML
document that uses the formatting vocabulary.

2 Results of the Last Call 

The comment period for the Last Call Working Draft produced a wide range
of comments from the developer community and W3C working groups.

Disposition of Comments

There were no minority objections.

3 Exit criteria

Candidate Recommendation Review Exit Criteria

The WG proposes the following exit criteria:

	+  Sufficient reports of implementation experience have 
	   been gathered to demonstrate that XSL processors based 
	   on the specification are implementable and have compatible 

	+  An implementation report shows that there is at least one
	   implementation for each basic formatting object and 

	+  Providing Formal responses to all comments received.

4 Description of what Candidate Recommendation status means

The W3C Process Document describes the Candidate Recommendation status
of a specification in Section 6.2.3:

   Advancement of a document to Candidate Recommendation is an explicit
   call to those outside of the related Working Groups or the W3C itself
   for implementation and technical feedback.

5 Status of this document

This document is a W3C Candidate Recommendation. The XSL WG considers
this specification to be stable and encourges implementation and comment
during the CR review period. The Candidate Recommendation review period
ends on February 28, 2001.

Please send detailed comments and reports of implementation experience
to xsl-editors@xxxxxx before the end of the CR review period. Archives
of the comments are available. More general public discussion of XSL
takes place on the XSL-List mailing list.

Should this specification prove impossible to implement, the Working
Group will return the document to Working Draft status and make
necessary changes. Otherwise, the Working Group anticipates asking the
W3C Director to advance this document to Proposed Recommendation.

This document has been produced as part of the W3C Style Activity by the
XSL Working Group (members only).

A list of current W3C working drafts can be found at They may be updated, replaced, or obsoleted by
other documents at any time. It is inappropriate to use W3C Candidate
Recommendations as reference material or to cite them as other than
"work in progress".

for Tim Berners-Lee, Director;
Janet Daly, Head of Communications

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