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Re: [xml-dev] [ANN] Saxon-CE 1.0 (XSLT 2.0 on the browser)

On 6/15/12 4:36 AM, Michael Kay wrote:
>> It's not very clear whether the terms and conditions actually require
>> execution in the browser. Do you take it to be legitimate to do the
>> transformations server-side, say in node.js, provided the appropriate
>> license is obtained for the domains to which the transformed data is
>> served?
> I think the code will only run in a browser or in an environment that
> does a very good job of pretending to be a browser. I don't know much
> about node.js, but I suspect it doesn't satisfy that condition, although
> it might well be that someone with the right skills could configure it
> to look sufficiently like a browser for Saxon-CE to run, in which case I
> think we would probably be quite content; if it looked like a serious
> disruption to our business model then we would have to think about
> revising the T+Cs. (But we've yet to work out how to handle cloud
> computing in our T+Cs, so it probably wouldn't be a priority...)

There are things like PhantomJS and other headless versions of WebKit 
that run well with Node.  The client / server distinction seems to blur 
more on a weekly basis.

Simon St.Laurent

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