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Status of XSL 1.0 is now Proposed Recommendation

From: Steve Zilles <szilles@adobe.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2001 08:44:57 -0700
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The following announcement was made on 28 August.

W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of the Extensible
Stylesheet Language (XSL 1.0) to Proposed Recommendation status.

This Call for Review follows section 5.2.4 Proposed Recommendation (PR)
of the W3C Process Document, at:


Please send your comments by 25 September. Read more on the XSL home

for Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director;
Bert Bos, Style Activity Lead;
Max Froumentin, XSL Team Contact;
Janet Daly, Head of Communications


1. Titles, Abstracts and Status

    Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) Version 1.0



         This specification defines the features and syntax for the
         Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL), a language for
         expressing stylesheets. It consists of two parts: 1. a
         language for transforming XML documents, and 2. an XML
         vocabulary for specifying formatting semantics. An XSL
         stylesheet specifies the presentation of a class of XML
         documents by describing how an instance of the class is
         transformed into an XML document that uses the formatting

    Status of this document:

         This section describes the status of this document at the time
         of its publication. Other documents may supersede this
         document. The latest status of this series of documents is
         maintained at the W3C.

         This document is a W3C Proposed Recommendation. This means
         that the specification is stable and that implementation
         experience has been gathered showing that the features of the
         specification can be implemented.

         On 28 August 2001, this document enters a Proposed
         Recommendation review period. From that date until 25
         September 2001, W3C Advisory Committee representatives are
         encouraged to review this specification and return comments to

         After the review, the Director will announce the document's
         disposition: it may become a W3C Recommendation (possibly with
         minor changes), or it may revert to Working Draft status. This
         announcement should not be expected sooner than 14 days after
         the end of the review.

         Publication as a Proposed Recommendation does not imply
         endorsement by the W3C membership. This is still a draft
         document and may be updated, replaced or obsoleted by other
         documents at any time. It is inappropriate to cite W3C
         Proposed Recommendations as other than "work in progress". A
         list of current W3C Recommendations and other technical
         documents can be found at http://www.w3.org/TR.

         This document has been produced as part of the W3C Style
         Activity by the XSL Working Group.

         Please report errors in this document to xsl-editors@w3.org
         before the end of the PR review period. Archives of the
         comments are available. More general public discussion of XSL
         takes place on the XSL-List mailing list.


2. Description of CR results

The CR exit criteria for XSL 1.0 were achieved in August 2001. The
XSL Working Group has documented multiple implementations of each
feature in the specification.

The XSL 1.0 implementation report is publicly available at:


The XSL 1.0 test suite is publicly available at:


All the comments received have been formally responded to and collected


During CR, the XSL Working Group carefully reviewed all features in
the specification. All modifications during the CR phase were due to
implementation and usage feedback. The vast majority of changes were
minor fixes to advanced areas of the specification.

There was one formal objection raised; it was answered by the XSL
Working Group. The resolutions can be reviewed in the disposition
of comments document at:



3. XSL IPR Statements

  The W3C Director is not aware of any patent issues affecting XSL 1.0.


Technical and editorial comments should be sent to the publicly archived
mailing list,


Steve Zilles,  Adobe Systems Incorporated
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