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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Uche Ogbuji [mailto:uche.ogbuji@fourthought.com] 
> Sent: Thursday, December 30, 2004 2:26 PM
> To: Peter Hunsberger
> Cc: Michael Champion; XML Developers List
> Subject: Re: [xml-dev] XSLT2 - which parts solve real 1.0 
> problems, whichmakes coffee? - was Re: [xml-dev] Streaming XML
> > 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.
> I think you've nailed some of the best bits in XSLT2.  I'd 
> throw in grouping primitives, multiple output and user 
> defined functions as well.
> Then I can't help noticing that all of this thumbs-up list except for
> XPath2 iteration is available in EXSLT.

EXSLT has grouping primitives? 

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