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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.”

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.

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