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 17:09:11 -0600
Now there's some common sense comment but is also taken from the point of
view of the others that responded - I said "specific". 

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

At 11:53 AM -0600 3/1/05, Pieter Reint Siegers Kort wrote:
>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 both agree and disagree.

I agree that it is helpful to know if a question is specifically about XSLT
2, and in the future when there is more XSLT 2 it will be helpful to know if
a question is specifically about XSLT 1.
(My opinion is that XSLT 1.0 will not be replaced by XSLT 2.0 in the near
future, and that we will continue to see discussions of both for quite a

So, I will add a note to the XSL-List guidelines suggesting that people
specify the version of XSLT in their questions if they know or care.

I disagree with the suggestion that they be separate lists. Many XSLT
questions are generic to XSLT (how many discussions have we had about
variables, and push versus pull? a new version of XSLT will not affect
basics like this at all). And many people - especially newcomers - don't
know what version of XSLT or of XPath they are using or that there are (or
is it will be?) more than one.

Just as I don't see a benefit in separating discussion of XSLT and XSL-FO
(many FO questions have XSLT solutions) I don't think there is a net gain is
separating discussions of XSLT and/or XPath 1.0 and 2.0.

-- Tommie

(OH - and no, we at Mulberry have no plans to start an XQuery list, although
we will be happy to announce one if someone else does.)

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