Why .NET won’t support XSLT 2.0 and XPath 2.0

Dare: “Having our customers and support people have to deal with the complexity of 3 sophisticated XML query languages two of which are look similar but behave quite differently in the case of XPath 2.0 and XQuery seemed to us not to be that beneficial.”

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It’s good to see that new standards aren’t just implemented because they’re new :) Its a good insight into how Microsoft are thinking.