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Re: Saxonica comments on XProc Last-Call WD, sections 5-7

From: Colin Adams <colinpauladams@hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 13:33:24 +0100
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MHK (Michael Kay) writes: 

MHK> 15. Technical/Political. Section 7.1.30, XSLT. What happens if the
> stylesheet is an XSLT 2.0 stylesheet but is not a valid XSLT 1.0 stylesheet?
> It seems very short-sighted for a new W3C specification to mandate an
> obsolete version of another W3C specification. Within a couple of years
> there may well be environments that do not support an XSLT 1.0 processor,
> which will make it difficult/expensive/impossible to implement a conformant
> XProc processor. This also applies throughout to XPath.

There is already such an environment - programs written in Eiffel (other than when compiled to .NET) only 
have an XSLT 2.0 processor available. And there is no chance that anyone is going to write an XSLT 1.0 
processor at this stage.

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