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   Re: [xml-dev] xPath 2.0, XSLT 2.0 ... size increase over v1.0

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Dave Pawson wrote:
> At 21:54 09/06/2003 +0100, Michael Kay wrote:
>> I think that if you actually measure the size of the languages by number
>> of productions, operators, elements, attributes, etc, then you find
>> XPath has grown by about 70% and XSLT by around 40% - which is an annual
>> growth rate of about 10-15%. The rest of the growth in the document
>> sizes represents more thorough specification of each language feature.
> I wonder what the reaction will be when the server side users start
> to experiment?
> A quick laugh, then back to 1.0?

No. XSLT 2.0 brings in useful things that will make it (in appearance) an easy 
sell, such as inclusion of text (for processors that don't support XInlude) or 

However all the WXS cruft that was thrown into that specific kitchen sink will 
very likely scare some people away, not to get into issues relating to 
implementation complexity. Modularisation exists for a purpose, and a module is 
where all that stuff belongs.

Robin Berjon <robin.berjon@expway.fr>
Research Engineer, Expway        http://expway.fr/
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