Re: [xsl] Is there a reason for not using XSLT 2.0 as a default

Subject: Re: [xsl] Is there a reason for not using XSLT 2.0 as a default
From: "M. David Peterson" <m.david.x2x2x@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2005 02:05:24 -0700
Saxon.NET is a possibility although that is really just Saxon
recompiled via IKVMC...  The other possibility could be Altova but I'd
best not get started on my opinion on their offering.  There's also
Oracle and in Dr. Kays XSLT 2.0 book he refers to the Apache project
although I have not seen the results...  I did speak with Sam Ruby in
regards to this back in October and he mentioned a recent resurgence
in activity on Xalan so I can only assume that between these two
authority figures obviously there is some work taking place in that

So that makes:

Saxon.NET (???)
Altova (????????????????)
Apache (?)

Any comments/missing projects?

I should note that with the release of Saxon-B 8.3 that incorporates
the latest working draft changes I have felt more confident that the
time is right to begin the C# port of Saxon and as such it is
beginning to take shape. But until I have a chance to sit down with
Dr. Kay in email to get a better feel for what he wants to see happen
for this second phase of the project as well as seek the advice of the
Saxon community via the saxon-help list I can't really say when this
will become available...

On Wed, 9 Mar 2005 08:45:51 -0000, Pawson, David
<David.Pawson@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> --
>     From: Michael Kay
>     You've had several responses with different views on the
>     probability of failure, but to make a decision you need to
>     assess the other two variables, and it's unlikely that
>     anyone but you can do that.
>     I think we're starting to see one risk disappear, namely
>     the risk of being locked into a single supplier. There are
>     now three XSLT 2.0 processors released, and I'm sure we'll
>     see others in the next few months. (I have no idea, of
>     course, what quality they will be.)
> Confused Michael. Yours, Colins and .....?
> Whose is the third please?
> regards DaveP
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:: M. David Peterson ::
XML & XML Transformations, C#, .NET, and Functional Languages Specialist

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