Re: [xslt] XSLT 2.0

On Tue, Oct 12, 2004 at 01:26:37PM -0400, Bruce D'Arcus wrote:
> I imagine this is a not-uncommon question, but looking through the 
> archive, I don't see it recently.
> What are the plans for XSLT 2.0 support at this point?

  No. The amount of work needed is way over the benefits and the time
we can collectively spend to implement it so far. Plus it's not a REC,
and except a couple of projects people seems not thrilled at the idea
of implementing the beast.

> I'm working on a project using XSLT 2.0*, and while I don't much like 
> the tie-in with XML Schema, there are other features that are really 
> useful for what I'm doing (temporary trees, user-defined functions, the 
> document stuff, and grouping being the most obvious).  Would be nice at 
> some point in the not-too-distant future to be able to run the 
> stylesheets using libxslt.

  XSLT-1.0 + EXSLT sounds a lightweight version of what you want.

> Also, I did some mention of language-based sorting.  What came of this?

  Low priority. Might be fixed to some extend when I can spare time on it.
If there is no bugzilla RFE associated, it may take even longuer...


Daniel Veillard      | Red Hat Desktop team
veillard redhat com  | libxml GNOME XML XSLT toolkit | Rpmfind RPM search engine

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