(Speaking just about the Java version of Xalan)
Derivatives of Xalan-J are included in both the Oracle and IBM JDKs. I
would expect that the majority of users would be getting their JAXP/XSLT
support in this way. I couldn't guess how many use the Apache releases of
Xalan-J directly, but have to imagine it's gone down over the years with
the availability of JAXP/XSLT support in Java SE and processors such as
Saxon which have supported XSLT 2.0 / XPath 2.0 for a long time.
I know there's been some interest by users for XSLT 2.0 / XPath 2.0
support. They occasionally ask about it on the mailing list. Personally I
haven't kept up with the standards, so from a technical perspective I
wouldn't be able to provide much guidance for XPath 2.0 / XSLT 2.0. The
other committers may have more knowledge.
XML Technologies and WAS Development
IBM Toronto Lab
Samuel Medeiros <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote on 04/25/2013 04:41:07 AM:
> 1. In order to become more motivated, does Xalan have a big users
> Hi Xalan Devs,
> My name is Samuel Queiroz and I participated of GSoC 2012 by coding
> for Xalan-C.
> My mentor was Steven J. Hathaway and we implemented the base
> functions for XML DateTime.
> In the context of GSoC 2013, I would like to work again with the
> Xalan team in order to push this project to have XSLT/XPath 2 support.
> I would like to discuss some points with you:
> community? Can you estimate how many projects use it?> 2. Which Xalan version is better positioned -- in terms of both code
> quality/completion and number of affected users -- to incorporate> 3. In order to get help defining a project that makes sense within
> these recommendations?
> the scope of GSoC, what could be a great starting point in order to> 4. Who could be the mentor?
> push the project to support these recommendations?
> I am looking forward to hearing from you.---------------------------------------------------------------------
> Samuel Queiroz
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