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From Henry Zongaro <zong...@ca.ibm.com>
Subject Re: Xalan3 XSLT 2.0 XPath 2.0 support?
Date Thu, 26 Jul 2007 10:05:40 GMT
Hi, Johannes.

I'm cross-posting to both mailing lists to make sure we have broad 
coverage for this discussion.  Everyone, please follow up on 

Johannes Neubauer <johannes.neubauer@cs.uni-dortmund.de> wrote on 
2007-07-24 09:57:53 AM:
> Will future releases of Xalan-J definitively support XSLT 2.0 and XPath
> 2.0?
> I searched the user and dev mailing lists and found only 4 year old
> postings that say that there will be XSLT 2.0 implementations in future
> Xalan-J Releases. Furthermore I found the xslt20/ and xslt20-compiled/
> branches in the SVN repositories, but 4 years passed since the last
> checkin, too.

Speaking as a committer on the Apache Xalan project, I'd certainly be 
interested in seeing an XSLT 2.0 implementation take shape here.  I'd like 
to find out how much interest there is from others in seeing an open 
source XSLT 2.0 implementation from the ASF.  If you're interested in such 
an implementation (as a user), please respond and let us know which 
features you're most interested in.  And conversely, I would also like to 
hear from any users who are satisfied with an XSLT 1.0 processor, and not 
much interested in migrating to XSLT 2.0.

Feel free to respond either on the mailing list or to me directly, in 
private.  I'll summarize the results of this informal polling in a week or 

> In another mail-archive (not in a apache related) I found a posting that
> claimed that a apache programmer has said that there won't come any
> implementations for the new specifications, because the management does
> not agree with them.

For the benefit of the list, I thought I should mention that you told me 
in a private e-mail that you later realized it was a developer on a 
different XSLT processor (not an Apache Xalan developer) who said they had 
no interest in XSLT 2.0.


Henry Zongaro      XSLT Processors Development
IBM SWS Toronto Lab   T/L 969-6044;  Phone +1 905 413-6044

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