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From: "Michael Kay" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "'Simon St.Laurent'" <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2003 11:17 PM
Subject: RE: [xml-dev] xPath 2.0, XSLT 2.0 ... size increase over v1.0
> > >
> > >Is the XSLT 1.0 described by Mike Kay's book in 938 pages
> > more complex
> > >than the XSLT 1.0 described by the specification in 45
> > pages?
> > This is an especially tough problem for those of us who earn
> > our livings writing and editing books on these subjects.
> And it's just as tough for those of us who are moonlighting authors!
> I haven't yet decided how to tackle this problem in doing an XSLT 2.0
> Programmer's Reference. It will almost certainly have to be less
> comprehensive than the 1.0 version, or no-one will buy it.
> I've got various ideas, and you'll have to wait and see what I (and the
> publishers) come up with.
> Michael Kay
Personally I'd buy it what ever the size...
The advantage of a huge specification is that if it were that easy to read
and understand I wouldn't need books like yours Michael. Keep up the good