Re: [xsl] Separating XSLT 1 and 2 help?

Subject: Re: [xsl] Separating XSLT 1 and 2 help?
From: António Mota <amsmota@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2005 19:57:53 +0000
Yeah, i agree, if it was not this list i still doesn't even know there
as a XSL 2.0 !!!

On Tue, 1 Mar 2005 12:50:09 -0600, JBryant@xxxxxxxxx <JBryant@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I concur with Dr. Kay. I think we are in a useful state of transition with
> regard to versions. Naturally, as XSL2 becomes more prevalent, we see more
> and more questions about it (either directly or indirectly, as people
> point out how to solve XSL1 problems with XSL2). Eventually, we'll see
> only questions that apply to XSL2. Someday, we'll have the same issue with
> versions 2 and 3, I suppose.
> This process of transitioning from one version to another by providing
> both XSL1 and XSL2 answers to questions helps the members of the community
> come to grips with the changes between versions. Certainly, I have learned
> a lot about what I can do with XSL2 because Dr. Kay and others have taken
> the time in many posts to show both the XSL1 answer and the XSL2 answer.
> Since I've been using an XSL2 processor (Saxon 8) since July, the
> "jumping" between versions in the answers on the list has been quite
> helpful. I have implemented many XSL2 features after seeing them
> demonstrated here.
> As for this whole business of creating more forums for the community, I
> feel that it would be a mistake. This mailing list is adequate to the task
> of providing a way for the XSLT community to come together. Additional
> forums (wikis, message boards, other mailing lists, and so on) would just
> fragment the attention of the community. Also, when people (new to the
> list or not) need to search for an old answer, it's much better to have
> one list to archive than a bunch of them scattered all over. I think we
> are better served by having one virtual meeting place, and this list is
> it.
> Jay Bryant
> Bryant Communication Services
> (presently consulting at Synergistic Solution Technologies)
> "Michael Kay" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> 03/01/2005 12:35 PM
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> RE: [xsl] Separating XSLT 1 and 2 help?
> > Lately I've been thinking (more and more) that it would IMO
> > be a good idea
> > to separate XSLT 1 and XSLT 2 help on this list host,
> > something like adding
> > a second list xslt2-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, where specific XSLT 2
> > questions could be asked.
> I don't agree. Many people don't know which version they are using, or
> will
> choose which version to use based on the answer to the question.
> >
> > PD: I also have plans to start a specific XQuery help list,
> There's a perfectly adequate list at It's not busy, but I
> don't
> think that starting a competitor will do the community any good.
> Michael Kay

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