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

Subject: Re: [xsl] About Michael Kay's XSLT book
From: Dimitre Novatchev <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2005 21:26:19 +1100
It's simple as this: 

You'll lose 1 year (of your life) if you wait for the final
recommendation and only then buy Mike's book.

Dimitre Novatchev

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,

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