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   RE: [xml-dev] XPath/XSLT 2.0 concerns

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeni Tennison [mailto:jeni@jenitennison.com] 
> Sent: Tuesday, October 01, 2002 8:19 AM
> To: Eric van der Vlist
> Cc: xml-dev@lists.xml.org; Dare Obasanjo

> [Dare, question for you at the bottom...]
> But yes, maybe you're right that the benefits aren't great 
> enough to outweigh the costs, at least for us. Maybe I should 
> just start viewing XPath/XSLT 2.0 as a specialist language 
> that is only worthwhile for users who want to use W3C XML 
> Schema and XSLT.

I see it that way as well. 

> (Coo, don't *I* feel important!) I have no idea; I've only 
> been an invited expert for a few days. We should ask Dare.
> Dare, is Microsoft committed to quickly implementing and 
> deploying XPath/XSLT 2.0 in IE?

The decision as to if and when to implement XSLT 2.0 in the browser
depends on several teams. Given that XSLT 2.0 is still a working draft
and we've been bitten before for implementing technologies before they
reached recommendation status I don't think this is something that will
happen "quickly". When I say quickly, I mean in the next 12 months
especially since XSLT 2.0 will probably be reaching REC status around
that time. 

I'm not on the team that implements the browser and don't have any idea
what their roadmap is so I can't give any definitive answers as to if
XSLT 2.0 is on it and if it is when they plan to implement it. 

The meek shall inherit the Earth....if that's all right with the rest of

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