Subject: [xsl] Vote for libexslt support for Safari|
From: "M. David Peterson" <m.david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2007 03:37:55 -0600
In particular the following series of questions posed in January of 2006 seem to be what's holding up providing support,
--- Patch looks short and sweet, but before landing we should maybe look into the following:
- what other browsers support EXSLT? - is EXSLT relatively stable as a spec and implementation (so we won't be creating future possible compat issues)? - is libexslt a high-quality implementation that is reasonably robust?
I think we should do some minimum level of due diligence before adding a new technology and a new dependency.
Comment #6 From Darin Adler 2006-01-13 03:27 PDT [reply] Also:
4) Does registering exslt have an effect on other clients in-process who are also using libxslt? Good or bad?
Comment #7 From Eric Seidel 2006-01-15 00:24 PDT [reply] (From update of attachment 5630 ) Removing this from the commit queue until mjs's & darin's comments are addressed. ---
While it's easy enough to point out the obvious (e.g. yes, libexslt is a high quality implemenation of EXSLT), I would rather the answers to each of these questions came from someone more experienced and better versed with the ins and outs of lib(e)xslt. Also, the question,
"- is EXSLT relatively stable as a spec and implementation (so we won't be creating future possible compat issues)?"
Should really be answered by one of the founding members of the EXSLT project and/or someone like Dr. Kay who has extensive experience with implementing support in a real-world processor.
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