After a long gestation period, we are pleased to announce that Saxon
Client Edition is now a product.
This means that finally, XSLT 2.0 is available on the browser. For
practical purposes, that means every browser.
I feel this is a pretty significant event; it's doing what XSLT was
intended to do all those years ago, of serving XML content and leaving
all the presentation and interaction logic to happen client side. In
fact it goes a lot further than the original concept, because it allows
interaction can now be handled in XSLT as well.
It's not open source, but there's a free license for small
organizations, and it's our hope that the pricing is sufficiently
attractive to give good value to everyone. Licensing is on a
If you've been following progress through the alpha and beta releases,
the changes in the final product are mainly about creating interfaces to
allow much closer integration with the browser environment (via
logging, diagnostics, debugging features and the like, and of course
performance. We've had excellent feedback during the beta release and
most of the suggestions that came back from users have been
incorporated. As well as the demos we have created ourselves, the web
site links to some fascinating applications built by users.
Special congratulations to Phil Fearon who joined Saxonica with the task
of turning Saxon-CE from a prototype to a product and has completed that