RE: [xsl] Microsoft XML Team blog: XSLT 2.0

Subject: RE: [xsl] Microsoft XML Team blog: XSLT 2.0
From: "Houghton,Andrew" <houghtoa@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2007 09:37:17 -0500
> From: Michael Kay [mailto:mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: 04 February, 2007 19:24
> To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [xsl] Microsoft XML Team blog: XSLT 2.0
> It seems that no-one has drawn the attention of the list to
> Key points:
> "[Microsoft's] users have made it very clear that they want
> an XSLT 2.0
> implementation once the Recommendation is complete.   A team
> of XSLT experts
> is now in place to do this...  The XSLT team will be putting
> out Community Technology Previews (CTP) with the XSLT 2
> functionality and appropriate tooling as the implementation
> matures.  The eventual release date and ship vehicles (e.g. a
> future version of .NET or a standalone release over the
> Web) have not been determined..."
> "Those who urgently need an implementation of that runs in
> the .NET environment may wish to check out the Saxon open
> source project or the schema-aware commercial version
> produced by Saxonica"
> Michael Kay

What I found interesting about the announcement was that they pointed
people to an open source and commercial product who urgently need an
XSL 2.0 implementation.  This is a significant change in culture at
Microsoft.  Most people who urgently needed an XSL 2.0 implementation,
are already are using Saxon .NET, thanks much for the port Saxonica.

What I would like to see though, is Saxonica and Microsoft working
together to develop a plugable XSL infrastructure, like is available
in the Java world.  So when XSL 3.0 comes around, one can swap out
implementations without having to rewrite code.


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