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"Michael Champion" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> 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?
Definitely the best new features are:
the sequence type (this is actually XPath 2.0, not XSLT) (although
still not able to express sequence items that are sequences themselves)
(although convenient to use only "on the
fly" -- cannot be conveniently persisted as xml)