W3C has announced Proposed Recommendations of XSLT 2.0, XPath 2.0 and XML Query 1.0. It has been seven years since XSLT 1.0 was published and I think it is great that XSLT has been updated.

Some features that I find interesting in XSLT 2.0 is:


This instruction let’s you match a string to a regular expression


This instruction now has xhtml as a valid output parameter


With this you can create sorted sequences

But the real question is: when can we expect support from our vendors for this?