XSLT 2.0 and XPath 2.0

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) published a few recommendations today, two of which include XSLT 2.0 and XPath 2.0. The Version 1.0 recommendations for these XML standards were published in November 1999, so updates were long overdue. However, there are products currently available that already use the standards. XSLT processors such as Saxon have been compliant with XSLT 2.0 and XPath 2.0 working drafts and candidate recommendations for several years now. It will be interesting to see how quickly other technologies incorporate the updates…

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