[xquery-talk] [xml-dev] Re: [ANN] Zorba 2.0: complete XQuery/XSLT processor (C++, open source, Apache license)

Geert Josten geert.josten at daidalos.nl
Wed Oct 12 13:22:04 PDT 2011

Well, actually there should be some more. You have for certain some parser from Altova, though I don't know the coverage. Also, MarkLogic Server have release XSLT 2.0 support since 4.2. And Google also returns some references to Oracle.

Saxon has a few limitations in the HE version, but to my knowledge only with regard to schema awareness.

I definitely think that supporting XSLT 2.0 helps gain interest. 2.0 is out for several years now. Once you have gotten the hang of 2.0, you don't like going back..

The point of another free/open source XSLT 2.0, next to Saxon would be good as well, but most importantly a fair bit has been done already. XSLT 1.0 relies on XPath 1.0, but since you have XQuery 1.0, you also have XPath 2.0 already available. Having XSLT 1.0 built on top of XPath 2.0 might even play some tricks on you.. (there are some subtle differences between XSLT 1.0 and 2.0 behavior which I think are partly also present in XPath 1.0 v.s. 2.0)

Kind regards,

-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
Van: John Cowan [mailto:cowan at ccil.org] Namens John Cowan
Verzonden: woensdag 12 oktober 2011 21:55
Aan: xml-dev at lists.xml.org
Onderwerp: [xml-dev] Re: [ANN] Zorba 2.0: complete XQuery/XSLT processor (C++,open source, Apache license)

Daniela Florescu scripsit:

> We are thinking about 2.0, 3.0 support, but we are not sure
> yet. Should we ? That would be more serious investment. If we get such
> feedback, we'll probably do it, but might take a while.
> How many XSLT 2.0 and 3.0 processors are out there ? How many people
> use XSLT 1.0 vs. 2.0 ?

Currently, there is only one XSLT 2.0 processor, and that's Saxon.
The full set of XSLT 2.0 features are available only in the commercial
product, so a full open-source XSLT 2.0 would I think be welcomed.
In addition, a second source for an important standard is invaluable.

John Cowan  cowan at ccil.org  http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
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