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Re: Proposed component list

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2007 15:34:39 -0800
To: public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <87hcu63h4g.fsf@nwalsh.com>
/ Alessandro Vernet <avernet@orbeon.com> was heard to say:
| On 1/26/07, Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@sun.com> wrote:
|> Yeah. Neither probably belong in the core list. I wonder if the
|> core list should be either "xslt" or "xslt2". Hmmm.
| Norm,
| I think that it is good enough to have just one component ("xslt")
| which looks at the "version" or "xsl:version" attribute to decide what
| to do. Is there any downside that would justify the need for adding a
| second component?

I think we want an XSLT1 component that processes XSLT 2.0 stylesheets
in forwards compatibility mode and an XSLT2 component that processes
XML 1.0 stylesheets in backwards compatibility mode.

Defining a single component that does both puts a significant burden
on implementors and users, IMHO.

                                        Be seeing you,

Norman Walsh
XML Standards Architect
Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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