Re: [xsl] XSLT Processors in .NET and Schema-awareness

Subject: Re: [xsl] XSLT Processors in .NET and Schema-awareness
From: "M. David Peterson" <m.david.x2x2x@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2005 16:17:56 -0600
Hi AntC3nio,

Fortunately I've got good friends watching my back and quickly
notified me stating:

- People clearly need good documentation for Saxon.NET
- This whole thread will be interesting to read

Indeed, both are true.

In regards to a Schema-Aware version of Saxon.NET:

 - As David Carlisle mentioned, there is no Schema-Aware support in
Saxon.NET, at least not at present time.  If and when a Saxon.NET-SA
version will become available is stricly up to Dr. Kay to decide. 
Obviously from a business standpoint there needs to be justfication
for the investment.  I think we can safely assume that Dr. Kay will
know if and when the time is right to bring such a product to market. 
There are two lists I would subscribe two:

 - saxon-announce > <
 - saxon-help > <

Based on the description of each list, I would probably post questions
regarding a potential Saxon.NET-SA release to saxon-help, and then
keep an eye on saxon-announce for any announcements in this space.

In regards to Saxon.NET-B and proper documentation:

 - With one book just coming to completion and another one just
getting started time is a bit limited at present time.  Still, I have
a site that I have planned to implement both a community blog (anybody
interested in having an account will be given one upon request) and
community wiki such that we can begin to start developing proper
documentation as a community.  The location will be
http://UnderstandingSaxon.NET.  Its obvious this needed to happen long
before now, but better late than never.  I have added it to my task
list for today and one way or another will find the time to get it
done and announce its completion to this list when it is.

In the mean time, if there is anybody who would like a blog account
set-up on this domain (will be located at please email me directly
as to keep this kind of traffic off the list to avoid clogging
everybody's inbox with things that, while XSLT-related, are certainly
not going to help anybody understanding things better with requests
for a blog account to be set-up.

Please email requests to: m.david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

I would expect at least a few hours to pass before an announcement
regarding the site entry page, blog, and wiki are "now live"

Cheers :)


On 9/23/05, Ragulf Pickaxe <ragulf.pickaxe@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi AntC3nio,
> My understanding is that Saxon.NET is very much equal to Saxon.
> I think that Dimitre Novachev has Saxon.NET in his test suite for FXSL.
> This message (1st of april) from Dimitre tells that, at that time,
> Saxon.NET was quite stable:
> I have not heard much about it in the last couple of months, but I
> certainly hope that the progress is still going on. My understanding
> is that that was certainly the plan.
> Regards,
> Ragulf Pickaxe :-)
> On 9/23/05, AntC3nio Mota <amsmota@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > So two more questions:
> >
> > If i drop the "schema-awareness" can i use Saxon .NET in IIS as a
> > XSL/XPATH 2.0 processor? Is this product stable?
> >
> > Are there plans from the Saxon.NET guys to port the SA version of Saxon?
> >
> > I really like to install a Java based version, as i'm more confortable
> > with Java then VB or C#, but my boss didn't buy that...


M. David Peterson

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