[xsl] killing xslt

Subject: [xsl] killing xslt
From: bry@xxxxxxxxxx
Date: Thu, 13 May 2004 14:11:11 CET
note the following: 

Well this is sort of weird for me, I 
remember when the xslt 2.0 recs were first 
coming out, and all the arguments we had, 
one of things I considered then, and I think 
I argued it, was that the hideous marriage 
with xsdl was basically driven by microsoft, 
natural enough given their wholesale 
acceptance of xsdl. 

Given that there was some concern that some 
of the smaller xslt processors would not be 
able or would be unwilling to make 
improvements to support xsdl I felt that 
this urging on of the schema integration was 
definitely a drawback, given that probably 
there would only be a couple of processors 
willing to support it. That in essence xsdl 
support was killing off xslt. 

Now I'm not so sure about accidentally. 

IIRC MS announced some time back that there 
would be no further updates to MSXML, other 
than I suppose service packs and bug fixes. 
So MSXML will not be supporting XSLT 2.0, 
and .NET will not be supporting XSLT 2.0, 
and thanks to the largeness of XSLT 2.0, the 
largeness of XSDL, and of course debates 
about the meaning of large areas of the 
schema spec how many processors for the next 
version of the language can be counted on? 
And what is the likelihood of those 
processors being cross-platform compatible?

Current Thread