Re: [xsl] xslt 2 for production use

Subject: Re: [xsl] xslt 2 for production use
From: Andrew Watt <andrew@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 10 May 2003 18:47:09 +0100
At 19:08 10/05/2003 +0200, you wrote:
is xslt 2 ready for production use? does anybody know
a page which does some comparision between that
and the previous version?

Hi Florian,

Ready for production use? No, not yet. But not too far away.

Some highlights of XSLT 2.0:

Support for grouping using <xsl:for-each-group>
A whole raft of new XPath 2.0 functions, including date manipulation functions
Use of W3C XML Schema datatypes instead of the XPath 1.0 datatypes
New XPath expressions, such as for expressions and if expressions
Support for multiple output documents
New XHTML output method
A facility to create stylesheet functions
Regular expressions support

And lots more. :)

If you want to play with XSLT 2.0 then Michael Kay's Saxon, version 7.5, is the most complete prototype tool that I am aware of. Currently it doesn't support too much of the validation and type-related functionality.

Dave Pawson has begun to put up some XSLT 2.0 material on the XSLT FAQ.

Andrew Watt

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