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

Subject: RE: [xsl] Separating XSLT 1 and 2 help?
From: Pieter Reint Siegers Kort <pieter.siegers@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2005 17:05:18 -0600
You would know that if you keep up with the specs or subscribe to some
weblog... you don't need a list for that, do you?

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From: Antsnio Mota [mailto:amsmota@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2005 1:58 PM
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [xsl] Separating XSLT 1 and 2 help?

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>
> 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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