Re: [xsl] Oracle XSLT processor available as a separate download?

Subject: Re: [xsl] Oracle XSLT processor available as a separate download?
From: "Andrew Welch" <andrew.j.welch@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 17:52:02 +0100
2008/7/30 M. David Peterson <m.david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> On Wed, 30 Jul 2008 04:13:12 -0600, Philip Fearon <pgfearo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
>> I haven't used this but, in the components list, under XSLT
>> Processors, XSLT 2.0 Java is listed.
> This is an older and incomplete implementation based on one of the early
> XSLT 2.0 working drafts.  As far as I know there haven't been any updates to
> the Oracle XSLT 2.0 engine since it was released back in the 2004'ish time
> frame.

It seems to allow all sorts of odd things, like:

- not reporting missing named templates
- not reporting missing variables
- not reporting variables with no following sibling
- allowing things like:
- somehow allowing &nbsp; without it being declared (possibly on that one..!)

I was given a large set of stylesheets that apparently work using the
oracle processor but obviously don't compile using Saxon which
generates a nice long list of fails and warnings.... Surely the Oracle
processor can't be that bad??  I haven't had time to test it properly
yet, so it may not be the case (apologies to Oracle if I'm talking
rubbish!) Maybe someone else has the time and inclination...

The code I'm working on is an intertwined birds nest of call templates
with heavy use of extension functions  :-/ Getting it to a debuggable
state and then stepping through it is mind numbing.

Andrew Welch

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