This a rather naive question ...
For Firefox 3.0, the only thing I found is a brainstorming page which give some links about xpath 2.0 and xslt 2.0: http://wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox/Feature_Brainstorming:Web_Standards_Support
Looking for a client side implementation, i found saxonica. But I would say it's more of a fat client/server implementation. Definitely not callable from a browser.
So my question is, if you know the answers, given the benefits of xlst 2.0 + xpath 2.0, why is there not much implementation of it to date ?
Thank you for your responses.
I don't think this is really the right place for the question. Try the xsl-list at mulberrytech.com.
Microsoft have changed their tune; more recent blog postings suggest they are now implementing XSLT 2.0, but they changed strategy very late in the day so I wouldn't expect anything to emerge for a while.
I get the impression that in a number of the big software players, the technical groups have been keen to implement 2.0 (and indeed in a couple of cases I know of, have done so) but have had difficulty getting the marketing and business people to take enough interest to get the thing finished and shipped. I'm sure that the fact that Saxon is so well established in the space will have affected their thinking - though I fully agree with you that there are parts of the space that Saxon doesn't cover. (Apart from the browser, the other important one is the PHP scene.)
But the bottom line is that everyone who hasn't implemented XSLT 2.0 has different reasons for not having done it, and none of them are letting on.
Well thank you for your kind (and fast) response. I will follow with interest what Ms and the others (Oracle, IBM, etc..) will do to implement it.
firefox does not even implement xslt 1.0 as it does not support namespace:: axis...