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From Donald Ball <>
Subject Re: SAXON and Cocoon 2
Date Fri, 09 Feb 2001 19:42:54 GMT
On Fri, 9 Feb 2001 wrote:

> > If Saxon is stable and fast (which it seems to be) it would be great to
> > have it as Xalan alternative.
> Not to be defensive, but you might take a look at SAXON vs. Xalan in
> pipeline scenarios.  We've done a lot in Xalan to make these pipelines move
> along which I think was part of the Cocoon requirements, and contributes to
> the complexity of Xalan.
> Also, the speed and robustness of XalanJ2 is likely to improve faster if
> people use it and work with us to solve whatever problems are found.
> None of this is to say that work shouldn't be done to enable SAXON as an
> alternative.  Interoperable extensions are problematic, however.

i think we're all committed to using xalan2 as the default xslt engine for
cocoon2, and are happy with its progress, but it's nice to have
alternatives, if only to keep us honest. people discovered a couple of
bugs in our xsp logicsheets by running them through c1 using saxon.

- donald

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