Re: [xsl] XSLT 2nd Edition : Appendix F

Subject: Re: [xsl] XSLT 2nd Edition : Appendix F
From: "Michael Kay mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2016 14:54:27 -0000
The changes to the XSLT part of JAXP have been very modest over the years.
There's a two-argument form of TransformerFactory.getInstance(), and there are
clarifications to the Javadoc descriptions of some methods [often, sadly, just
documenting the bugs in the Xalan implementation ;-)], and I think that's
about it. They added Transformer.reset() at some stage, but I've never been
sure why, because it's much better to simply allocate a new transformer.

The specs have never been updated to XSLT 2.0, and they have never tackled the
interoperability problems caused by the weak typing on interfaces like

Michael Kay

> On 9 Nov 2016, at 14:13, Mukul Gandhi gandhi.mukul@xxxxxxxxx
<mailto:gandhi.mukul@xxxxxxxxx> <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
<mailto:xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
> I'm fortunate to read Michael Kay's book XSLT 2nd Edition (XSLT 1.0
version). I've also read a lot of his XSLT 2.0 book as well. This is with
reference to Appendix F (TrAX & JAXP 1.1 references in it) of Mike's XSLT 1.0
> Is anyone aware of the differences between JAXP 1.1 and latest version of
JAXP (which is 1.4 I think)? The TrAX and JAXP 1.1 topics in Mike's book are
very well explained, and it gives me a feeling that much of the description in
this Appendix would also apply to JAXP 1.4. Any thoughts?
> with best regards,
> Mukul gandhi
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