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Re: [xml-dev] Which latest and greatest XML Standards Should I UseFor XML-Grammar-Fortune?

On 11/13/2012 08:28 PM, Liam R E Quin wrote:
> On Tue, 2012-11-13 at 20:45 +0200, Shlomi Fish wrote:
>> 4. Should I use XSLT 2.0 and/or XPath 2.0? Right now I prefer to use Perl 5
>> with the XML::LibXSLT CPAN module that is in turn based on libxslt from the
>> GNOME project, and from what I know, the only full open-source XSLT 2.0
>> implementation is Saxon, which is written in Java.
> I prefer to use XQuery from Perl, e.g. with the BaseX API, and can help
> you with that if you like. There is also dbxml, but since Oracle
> swallowed up Sleepycat I don't know if it's maintained actively.
> I don't know of an open source XSLT 2 processor that's easily used on
> Linux from Perl. Saxon is the nearest, and you can get reasonable
> performance if you run it with nailgun, which keeps a spare JVM started
> all the time to avoid the startup cost, but it will still run in a
> separate process. A few people have tried moving libxml towards XSLT 2,
> but have not collaborated with each other, and in any case it'd probably
> be better to start with getting XSLT 2 (and 3) into webkit.

It seems in general XSLT hasn't received that much attention in contrast 
to XQuery. Might well be because of all the database approaches in which 
XQuery is naturally predominant as an SQL-replacement.

kind regards,

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