RE: [xsl] versioning

Subject: RE: [xsl] versioning
From: "Michael Kay" <mhk@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2004 16:40:45 -0000
> Does XSLT 2.0 supercedes XSLT 1.0, or does it specify a 
> different language? That is, after deployment of XSLT 2.0, 
> would XSLT 1.0 compliant 
> implementations be deprecated? As with SAX 1.0? Or is it a different 
> language, such as C and C++?

I don't think W3C goes in for withdrawing or deprecating old versions of
specifications. It lets the market decide whether they are still of

  (avoids answering some difficult questions)

> Yet it turns 
> out that XSLT 2.0 is not upto the task of converting from 
> XSLT 1.0 to XSLT 2.0.
Well, it could be done, but it wouldn't be my preferred language for the
job. As I explained, most of the work means looking fairly deeply inside
XPath expressions, and XSLT is not the language of choice for writing an
XPath parser.

Michael Kay

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