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: Thu, 17 Mar 2005 04:24:30 -0700
Actually Mid (can I call you Mid?) this is a very appropriate question
to ask on this list as if not for this question  I wouldnt have
thought to look at Amazon to find out if Jeni Tennison's 2.0 title was
available and apparently you can preorder it now.   Given the
best-selling staus of her "Beginning XSLT" 1.0 title I wouldnt rely on
the fact that there will be plenty when its finally released so "why
worry about it".. trust me, the pre-orders get filled first and the
rest will wait for the next shipment to come in once these titles have
long since been delivered.  Probably a good idea to order it now such
that APress has a good feel for how many they should print during the
first run and how many should be delivered to Amazon to arrive and be
ready to be shipped once the "official" launched is announced.

As you probably are aware Jeni has a content focus and writing style
that is geared towards taking the knowledge that Dr. Kay provides in
his titles and applying this to a real world scenario and explain it
in such a way that in the end it will seem as if the knowledge was
already there it just needed to be dusted off a bit such that your
brain receptors could make the proper contact with the processing
portion of your brain...  I have often wondered what would happen to
the world if Jeni were to write a tutorial on the process involved in
cold fusion as undoubtedly when complete we will simply understand
it... "I  wonder what would happen if I took this and this and ..."

Jeni, based on the vision I just had of the world on a "cold fusion
high" please don't write this tutorial...

Assuming there is no such tutorial in this title this is something I
am in process of pre-ordering as we speak...  In all seriousness I
have no doubt that like her 1.0 title along with Dr. Kay this title
will be a mandatory part of your XSLT 2.0 study and reference

Thanks Jeni!  I know you couldnt tell even if you knew so I want ask
when this will be released and will simply anticipate the email from
Amazon telling me its on its way :)



On Thu, 17 Mar 2005 21:26:19 +1100, Dimitre Novatchev
<dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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.
> Cheers,
> 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,


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

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