Re: [xsl] About Michael Kay's XSLT book

Subject: Re: [xsl] About Michael Kay's XSLT book
From: "M. David Peterson" <m.david.x2x2x@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2005 09:20:22 -0700
Pretty simple formula.

(Your Increased Hourly Bill Rate * Hours between now and when (better
said "if") a new title is released) - (Price of MK XSLT 2.0 Book +
Price of MK XPath 2.0 Book) =  Enough to justify buying it a second
time round if the need such arises.

I stood in line for 18 hours (<-lie) and got the very first title
every printed (<--bigger lie) and have been a much better human being
ever since (ummmm.... is smarter the same as better? If yes <-- truth,
no <-- half truth)

On Wed, 16 Mar 2005 21:11:40 +0530, Midsummer Sun
<midsummer.sun@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> This question is for Michael Kay !
> I already have Michael Kay's book "XSLT 1.0 2nd Edition, Programmer's
> Reference". Its a wonderful book. It won't be flattering to say that
> Its a Bible of XSLT.
> I have to buy Michael's latest books - XSLT 2.0 and XPath 2.0 . But I
> am doubtful about the timing.. Should I buy it now? Or should I wait
> till XSLT 2.0/XPath 2.0 become W3C Recommendations. There may be
> chances that some language features may change from now till it
> becomes Recommendation.
> What is Michael's strategy to incorporate the final language(i.e. in
> Recommendation form) in his XSLT 2.0 and XPath 2.0 books. Would be
> publish an errata which will be free for the now buyers? Or would he
> publish an altogether new edition, which we have to buy again?
> But I would say, releasing a book at this stage is a good decision, as
> it will spark interest in XSLT 2.0/XPath 2.0 ..
> Best regards,


:: M. David Peterson ::
XML & XML Transformations, C#, .NET, and Functional Languages Specialist

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