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XSLT 2.0 in .NET

Hello!

With XSLT 2.0 in the pipeline at the W3 consortium, I'm wondering if
Microsoft is planning to support it with the next release of the .NET
framework? It sure looks like a promising set of technologies (especially
with the added functions to the transformations like grouping).

Any hints or pointers to internet ressources?!

Thanks in advance (and for a great newsgroup here).

--
venlig hilsen / with regards
anders borum
--
Nov 11 '05 #1
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The only official plans that I have heard include support for XQuery (see
Microsoft's XQuery language demo site at http://131.107.228.20/). Support
for XQuery should be included within the upcoming version of SQL Server.
But, XQuery is built upon XPath 2.0, and XSLT is based upon XPath 2.0... so
it stands to reason that XSLT 2.0 should not be far off the radar.

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Kirk Allen Evans
Microsoft MVP, ASP.NET
www.xmlandasp.net
Read my web log at http://weblogs.asp.net/kaevans

"Anders Borum" <na@na.na> wrote in message
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Hello!

With XSLT 2.0 in the pipeline at the W3 consortium, I'm wondering if
Microsoft is planning to support it with the next release of the .NET
framework? It sure looks like a promising set of technologies (especially
with the added functions to the transformations like grouping).

Any hints or pointers to internet ressources?!

Thanks in advance (and for a great newsgroup here).

--
venlig hilsen / with regards
anders borum
--

Nov 11 '05 #2
Anders Borum wrote:
With XSLT 2.0 in the pipeline at the W3 consortium, I'm wondering if
Microsoft is planning to support it with the next release of the .NET
framework? It sure looks like a promising set of technologies (especially
with the added functions to the transformations like grouping).


I'm not MSFT guy, but afaik, there are no plans to implement XSLT 2.0
or XPath 2.0 yet. But XQuery 1.0 - for sure. There is a demo at
http://xqueryservices.com and some new stuff will be unveiled at PDC.
I beleive that in great extent depends on us, users, whether they will
start working on XSLT 2.0 - we should generate more requests like yours,
especially along with real use cases.
--
Oleg Tkachenko
http://www.tkachenko.com/blog
Multiconn Technologies, Israel

Nov 11 '05 #3
> > With XSLT 2.0 in the pipeline at the W3 consortium, I'm wondering if
Microsoft is planning to support it with the next release of the .NET
framework? It sure looks like a promising set of technologies (especially with the added functions to the transformations like grouping).


I'm not MSFT guy, but afaik, there are no plans to implement XSLT 2.0
or XPath 2.0 yet. But XQuery 1.0 - for sure. There is a demo at
http://xqueryservices.com and some new stuff will be unveiled at PDC.
I beleive that in great extent depends on us, users, whether they will
start working on XSLT 2.0 - we should generate more requests like yours,
especially along with real use cases.


I don't believe that Microsoft will miss the chance.

My own experience using Saxon 7 (7.7 is the latest version ar this time)
shows that XSLT 2.0 is a major new step forward from XSLT 1.0. It has
accumulated long needed and awaited features, provides more ellegance and is
easier and fun to work with than with XSLT 1.0.

Based on these facts, there will be a much wider user audience for XSLT 2.0
than now is for XSLT 1.0.

I cannot imagine that Microsoft, who now have the best (in conformance and
speed) XSLT 1.0 processor -- MSXML4, will miss the chance to take the same
industry-leading role with XSLT 2 and thus allow a large developers
population to be attracted by competitive software companies.

For developers, who cannot wait till we have the MS XSLT 2.0 processor,
here's the link to the project page of Saxon:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/saxon
=====
Cheers,

Dimitre Novatchev.
http://fxsl.sourceforge.net/ -- the home of FXSL
Nov 11 '05 #4
Dimitre Novatchev wrote:
I cannot imagine that Microsoft, who now have the best (in conformance and
speed) XSLT 1.0 processor -- MSXML4, will miss the chance to take the same
industry-leading role with XSLT 2 and thus allow a large developers
population to be attracted by competitive software companies.
Hope you are right.
For developers, who cannot wait till we have the MS XSLT 2.0 processor,
here's the link to the project page of Saxon:

btw, Saxon also supports XQuery.
--
Oleg Tkachenko
http://www.tkachenko.com/blog
Multiconn Technologies, Israel

Nov 11 '05 #5

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