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Re: [xsl] Oracle XSLT processor available as a separate download?

From: "Andrew Welch" <andrew.j.welch@--------->
Date: 7/31/2008 9:18:00 AM
>> Surely the Oracle
>> processor can't be that bad??
> Well, if you think of it in terms of attempting to run an XSLT 2.0
> transformation

These are all issues with 1.0 transforms - I'm suggesting Oracle's 1.0
processor isn't conformant by a long way.  So far in fact, that it
must be something I'm doing wrong.

>> I haven't had time to test it properly
>> yet, so it may not be the case (apologies to Oracle if I'm talking
>> rubbish!) Maybe someone else has the time and inclination...
> I wouldn't even bother.  As far as I know (and someone please correct me if
> I'm wrong) there isn't anything you get with the Java-based Oracle XSLT 2.0
> processor that you don't get with Saxon

Sure, but not all projects are greenfield projects... sometimes you
just have to work with what's there.  I didn't even know an Oracle
processor existed until a few weeks ago (!) and it would be good to
know where it sits amongst the other processors.

> OxygenXML + Oxygen XSLT Debugger + Saxon 9.x (SA preferably) == *HAPPINESS*

Yes - oXygen is great.  Jumping around variable and template
declarations and references (ctrl -> shft -> d and ctrl -> shft -> r)
is almost as good as ctrl -> clicking around in Java...

Andrew Welch


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