are a few incompatibilities introduced in the XSLT 2.0 and XPath 2.0
specifications, these are documented in appendices to the specs. You aren't very
likely to run into these.
of the Saxon extensions that were present in 6.5.3 have been replaced by
standard facilities in XSLT 2.0 or XPath 2.0, and you will have to convert your
stylesheets if you use these.
have written your own extension functions, then in most cases they should
continue to work, unless the extension functions make use of classes in Saxon
reckon Saxon 7.8 is generally about 25% faster than 6.5.3, but it depends on the
stylesheet. If you are short of memory, then 7.8 may be a bit
Are the any
problems upgrading my stylesheets from 6.5.3 to 7.8. Do they run faster?. I
have many external Java functions that were built under the 6.5.3
specification, do I have to change them in 7.8?.