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Re: XML Calabash and Saxon 9.4

From: James Fuller <jim@webcomposite.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2011 20:14:05 +0100
Message-ID: <CAEaz5muzMzpT9xXBtb-qotDJBZJBwPURVMFcUMGA-a68hHM8MA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>
Cc: XProc Dev <xproc-dev@w3.org>
On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 8:03 PM, Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com> wrote:
> Ok world,
>
> Here's the deal: I want to make XML Calabash work with Saxon 9.4. And
> I'm sure I can. But some of the underlying Saxon APIs have changed, so
> if I do, then it won't work with Saxon 9.3 anymore.
>
> 1. I can just announce that as of some version, Saxon 9.4 is required.

option 1 fine … but you prob already knew that.

J
>
> 2. Or I can go to the trouble of providing abstractions around the
>   changed APIs and adapting to whatever version of Saxon is present.
>
> Choice 1 is easy easy for me, impossible for you with Saxon 9.3.
>
> Choice 2 is hard for me and will eventually have to be ripped out as
> I'm sure that sooner or later I'll write new code that uses 9.4 APIs
> and I'm not likely to be willing (or possibly even able) to back-port
> those changes to 9.3.
>
> So, if choice 1 is hugely inconvenient for you, now would be the time
> to say something.
>
>                                        Be seeing you,
>                                          norm
>
> --
> Norman Walsh
> Lead Engineer
> MarkLogic Corporation
> Phone: +1 413 624 6676
> www.marklogic.com
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