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On Thu, 30 Dec 2004 16:17:14 -0500, Michael Champion
> On Thu, 30 Dec 2004 15:06:54 -0500, David Megginson
> <email@example.com> wrote:
> > XSLT 2.0 apparently
> > gives neck massages, makes coffee, and does your taxes as well as
> > transforming XML documents.
> Going off on a tangent here ... that is a subject which intrigues me.
> It is clear that much of XSLT2 really does offer simpler ways of doing
> things that are possible but tedious in XSLT 1. It's hard to know,
> before XSLT 2 gets into people's hands and the wheat and chaff get
> sorted out by experience, which parts reflect the the voice of
> experience, and which parts are "second system syndrome". Anyone want
> to offer opinions?
The bit we've used so far has been for two reasons: xPath 2 iteration
support ( every $x in...) and regular expression support. Simplified
nodeset handling is good, we sometimes run Saxon in 1.1 mode for that,
but having it blessed is better.