Evaluating XML Value

There has been a bunch of discussion in the community (with commentary) on XSLT 2.0 and whether Microsoft should impement the recommendation (as well as how & when).  I started tracking the external discussion by reading DonXML’s thoughts as well as Dare’s point of view and it blossomed from there.  With all this talk about business…

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MVP XML Library for .NET 2.0

Oleg Tkachenko has announced that the Mvp.Xml library for .NET 2.0 has been released.  This library is aimed at supplementing .NET framework XML processing functionality available through the System.Xml namespace and related namespaces such as System.Web.Services. Mvp.Xml project currently provides .NET implementations of EXSLT, XML Base, XInclude, XPointer as well as a unique set of…

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Introducing XslCompiledTransform

This article is not finished. Please do not copy its content, make a link instead. To improve XSLT execution performance in the .NET Framework version 2.0, the XslTransform class has been replaced with a new XSLT 1.0 implementation: the XslCompiledTransform class. XslCompiledTransform compiles XSLT stylesheets to Microsoft Intermediate Language (MSIL) methods and then executes them….

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Whidbey has now left the building…

“May I have your attention please: Whidbey has now left the building.” That’s right folks, after much ado, Whidbey (VS2005 + .Net Framework 2.0) has finally shipped. There’s allot of great stuff in this release; looking back at the Everett (v1.1) release, who would have that the next version of our product would not only…

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SQL Server 2005 has shipped!

This is my first blog post here and it couldn’t be anything I’m more excited about!  Today it is just announced that SQL Server 2005 is ready for primetime and has been released to manufacturing.  This was a long road but SQL 2005 is chock full of XML goodies… There’s the XML Datatype and server-side…

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Migrating to XslCompiledTransform

To improve XSLT execution performance in the .NET Framework version 2.0, the XslTransform class has been replaced with a new XSLT 1.0 implementation: the XslCompiledTransform class. XslCompiledTransform compiles XSLT stylesheets to Microsoft Intermediate Language (MSIL) methods and then executes them. Execution time of the new processor is on average 4 times better than XslTransform and…

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PDC WebData XML Wrapup – XML Everywhere

XML was everywhere at PDC, even if you didn’t notice it. Bill Gates said in his keynote something like “In .Net V1, we put in XML at the surface, with 2.0, Windows Vista and Office 12, we are putting XML at the core of all our products, not only for interop but also in our file…

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XML, Dynamic Languages, and VB

Thursday at PDC saw lots of details being put out about another big project our team has been working on — the deep support for XML in Visual Basic 9.  This is actually part of an even larger effort that our team member Erik Meijer has been involved in, to support  fully dynamic languages such…

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Changing the Game

by Soumitra Sengupta I am writing from PDC 2005, at Los Angeles.  Anders Hejlsberg just showed a demonstration of the Language Integrated Query Framework (codename Project LINQ) at Jim Allchin’s keynote address.  If you are not at PDC and want to see what this is all about, please visit http://msdn.microsoft.com/netframework/future/linq/.  The site will be up…

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"Standardizing on XML" is far from useless!

The war of words over Massachusetts’ proposal to standardize on the OASIS Open Document Format continues to rage, stimulating people on all sides to some quite remarkable feats of rhetoric, analysis, speculation, paranoia, and a bit of good ol’ FUD.  I have made some small contributions to the debate,not addressing the substance of the dispute…

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