Re: [xsl] implementation of xslt 2.0 working draft

Subject: Re: [xsl] implementation of xslt 2.0 working draft
From: Midsummer Sun <midsummer.sun@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2005 22:58:11 +0530
I have read the discussion to which Michael Kay pointed. I do agree to
the opinion expressed in that thread to large extent.

but my personal opinion is (in the order below)
- If your project *really* cares about standards, you must use XSLT
1.0. As it is a stable spec and lot of stable tools are available
which conform with it 100%. You would benifit if you need to change
vendors during your products lifetime.
At this stage(when XSLT 2.0 is WD), I would suggest using XSLT 2.0 when
- You need to solve certain problems which cannot be solved using XSLT
1.0 (there are many problems possible!)
- Or you need compact way to write stylesheets. I feel XSLT 2.0 allows
to solve the same problem with fewer lines of codes than XSLT 1.0 .
This increases programmer productivity. Which ultimately will save
cost for your client.

When XSLT 2.0 becomes the Recommendation, I would certainly select
XSLT 2.0 rather than XSLT 1.0

best regards,

On Fri, 18 Mar 2005 06:55:44 -0800 (PST), meesala dinesh
<meesala74@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi,
>    How reliable it is to adapt to xslt 2.0 as is
> still under working draft?.
>    should we wait till it is available as a
> recommendation or proceed using it with saxon
> processor?.
>    I would really appreciate special comments from
> editors.
>    Currently the request proposal to architect on
> migrating to xslt 2.0 is on hold in my project.
> comments please ASAP.
> thanks.
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