RE: [xsl] is XSLT 2.0 implementable? (was: N : M transformation)

Subject: RE: [xsl] is XSLT 2.0 implementable? (was: N : M transformation)
From: David.Pawson@xxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2003 08:42:39 -0000
Mike Kay said:
> See
> Specifically:
> The XSL Working Group intends to define a conformance level for XSLT
> processors that do not perform any schema processing. The 
> detailed rules
> for such a processor have yet to be defined.

My only experience with levels of conformance is XSL-FO.
How do you answer the point Daniel made, about the user hitting
the 'not implemented' parts and getting v.frustrated.
with fo, so far, its been a case of waiting for the darker corners
to be implemented. Will xslt2 be a similar case? A bit like XT
and keys not implemented?

There is also the slightly gray area of needing two implementations?
Isn't it two implementations of all areas of a spec? 

I'm still of the opinion that the query crowd should take 
their schema and go find another sandpit to play in, taking
the elegant advances of XSLT/XPATH2 as an advance on prior art
and available to use as needed for their own purposes.

With a partitioned rec the data boys and girls are still going
to get new and usable toys to play with, just that the document
people will get the new toys they want/need about 18 months earlier.

regards DaveP

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