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RE: [xsl] killing xslt

From: "M. David Peterson" <m.david@---------->
Date: 5/13/2004 9:01:00 PM
I don't regret my offer at all and will contact you as soon as I return
back from my trip to Denver today.  Expect a private email from me
within the next 24 hours.

Regarding more the overall development efforts for support of XSLT 2.0
on top of .NET it seems like it would be a very good thing to begin an
all encompassing community web base for all open-source projects that
either have plans to build from the XSLT 2.0 support they expected on
.NET or, with a very recent swift kick in the rear, to give .NET the
support for XSLT 2.0 (and I guess in the same breath XPath 2.0) in the
first place.  Ive got a fairly large database (80+ names at last count)
of domain names I have registered that in one way or another relate to
XML and related technologies.  Let me take a look through them and see
if any of them jump out at me as a logical place to host such a

Anybody else have a domain or an idea for a domain that would be a good
fit for this idea.  I would be more than happy to donate both server
space and bandwidth to this effort if we feel we can garner enough
community support for such a project.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Colin Paul Adams [mailto:colin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Friday, May 14, 2004 2:42 AM
> To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [xsl] killing xslt
> >>>>> "David" == M David Peterson <m.david@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>     David> FanFREAKINtastic!  Do you have a sense for when the port
>     David> will be completed and is there anything I can do to help?
>     David> If nothing else would love to QA this for you as Im sure
>     David> there are many here who would love to do the same :)
> My estimate is about the end of the year. But as I am desperately
> short of money, this may get put well back (provided I can find some
> work - or better still, some sponsorship).
> The current situation is the the XPath stuff is largely complete,
> excepting the functions (I have barely scratched the surface on them,
> but many of them are 15 minute jobs).
> I'm only just starting on the XSLT code. (And I've no plans at all for
> XQuery).
> This is intended to be a Basic XSLT processor, but I am leaving the
> way open for a possible future upgrade (i.e. I have copied the
> item-type changes that Mike made after Saxon 7.8).
> All help is welcome. If you want to start by helping with QA, then
> building up a set of test case XPath strings is the immediate priority
> (I have regression tests in case, but they only tend to cover one
> instance of each type of XPath expression, thus leaving HUGE gaps for
> unknown bugs to sneak through).
> As a starting step, you will need to install the current version of
> Gobo from CVS, plus an Eiffel compiler (there are 3 to choose from -
> all of which have free (in some sense or other) downloadable versions.
> You will want to download ESI's free version for .NET:
> Actually, just running the test suite on the .NET platform is a help,
> as I don't have windows myself.
> Contact me by private email if you haven't regretted your offer to
> help (and same for anyone else who wants to join in - .NET or whatever
> - I use Linux myself).
> --
> Colin Paul Adams
> Preston Lancashire


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