February 20, 2004

"XQuery and XPath Formal Semantics" goes Last Call Working Draft

"XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 Formal Semantics" spec has been updated today and reached Last Call Working Draft status. This is a document you may want to read to get deep understanding of semantics of XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 languages: This document defines the semantics of [XPath/XQuery] by giving ...

XQuery for simple problems only?

Here is what Michael Kay (XSLT star, developer of Saxon, author of every-XSLT-dev-bible "XSLT Programmer's Reference" and XSLT 2.0 editor) writes about XQuery: The strength of XQuery is that it is a simpler language than XSLT, which makes it much more feasible to implement efficient searching of very large XML ...

RenderX ports XEP XSL-FO formatter to .NET

RenderX, a company behind famous XEP XSL-FO formatter plans to release a .NET version. Great news! XEP is the best production quality Java XSL-FO formatter I've ever seen. It's not unexpensive, but it covers XSL-FO a way better than free Apache FOP (I have to add "unfortunately", being one of ...