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XSLT Current Status

This page summarizes the relationships among specifications, whether they are finished standards or drafts. Below, each title links to the most recent version of a document.

Completed Work

W3C Recommendations have been reviewed by W3C Members, by software developers, and by other W3C groups and interested parties, and are endorsed by the Director as Web Standards. Learn more about the W3C Recommendation Track.

Group Notes are not standards and do not have the same level of W3C endorsement.

Standards

2014-04-08

XPath and XQuery Functions and Operators 3.0

XPath and XQuery Functions and Operators 3.0 (renamed from XPath and XQuery Functions and Operators 1.1 to align with the family of "3.0" specifications) defines a library of functions available for use in XPath 3.0, XQuery 3.0, and XSLT 3.0. Some of the new features since XPath 2.0 and XQuery 1.0 Functions and Operators include:

  • More than 30 new functions have been added, including functions transferred from the XSLT 2.0 specification into Functions and Operators 3.0 and additional versions of existing functions with different signatures
  • The syntax for regular expressions was enhanced to allow for non-capturing groups; additionally, a new flag value was added for regular-expression-related functions that accept a flag argument
  • Support for function items has been added in the form of a number of new functions
  • The description of fn:error was rewritten to accommodate the addition of try/catch capabilities in XQuery 3.0

2014-04-08

XSLT and XQuery Serialization 3.0

XSLT and XQuery Serialization 3.0 (renamed from XQueryX 1.1 to align with the family of "3.0" specifications) defines serialization of an instance of XDM 3.0 into a sequence of octets. Important new features in Serialization 3.0 include:

  • Supports serialization of function items
  • Adds a definition of a suppress-indentation serialization parameter
  • Clarifies how minimized attributes, as well as the "script" and "style" elements, are handled under the rules of the HTML output method

2010-12-14

XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 Functions and Operators (Second Edition)

This document defines constructor functions, operators and functions on the datatypes defined in [XML Schema Part 2: Datatypes Second Edition] and the datatypes defined in [XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 Data Model]. It also discusses functions and operators on nodes and node sequences as defined in the [XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 Data Model]. These functions and operators are defined for use in [XML Path Language (XPath) 2.0], [XQuery 1.0: An XML Query Language] and [XSL Transformations (XSLT) Version 2.0] and other related XML standards. The signatures and summaries of functions defined in this document are available at: http://www.w3.org/2005/xpath-functions.

2010-12-14

XSLT 2.0 and XQuery 1.0 Serialization (Second Edition)

This document defines serialization of an instance of the data model as defined in [XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 Data Model] into a sequence of octets. Serialization is designed to be a component that can be used by other specifications such as [XSL Transformations (XSLT) Version 2.0] or [XQuery 1.0: An XML Query Language].

2010-10-28

Associating Style Sheets with XML documents 1.0 (Second Edition)

This document allows a style sheet to be associated with an XML document by including one or more processing instructions with a target of xml-stylesheet in the document's prolog.

2007-01-23

XSL Transformations (XSLT) Version 2.0

This specification defines the syntax and semantics of XSLT 2.0, a language for transforming XML documents into other XML documents.

XSLT 2.0 is a revised version of the XSLT 1.0 Recommendation [XSLT 1.0] published on 16 November 1999.

XSLT 2.0 is designed to be used in conjunction with XPath 2.0, which is defined in [XPath 2.0]. XSLT shares the same data model as XPath 2.0, which is defined in [Data Model], and it uses the library of functions and operators defined in [Functions and Operators].

XSLT 2.0 also includes optional facilities to serialize the results of a transformation, by means of an interface to the serialization component described in [XSLT and XQuery Serialization].

This document contains hyperlinks to specific sections or definitions within other documents in this family of specifications. These links are indicated visually by a superscript identifying the target specification: for example XP for XPath, DM for the XDM data model, FO for Functions and Operators.

1999-11-16

XSL Transformations (XSLT) Version 1.0

This specification defines the syntax and semantics of XSLT, which is a language for transforming XML documents into other XML documents.

XSLT is designed for use as part of XSL, which is a stylesheet language for XML. In addition to XSLT, XSL includes an XML vocabulary for specifying formatting. XSL specifies the styling of an XML document by using XSLT to describe how the document is transformed into another XML document that uses the formatting vocabulary.

XSLT is also designed to be used independently of XSL. However, XSLT is not intended as a completely general-purpose XML transformation language. Rather it is designed primarily for the kinds of transformations that are needed when XSLT is used as part of XSL.

Drafts

Below are draft documents: Last Call Drafts, other Working Drafts . Some of these may become Web Standards through the W3C Recommendation Track process. Others may be published as Group Notes or become obsolete specifications.

Last Call Drafts

2014-10-07

XSLT and XQuery Serialization 3.1

This document defines serialization of an instance of the XQuery and XPath Data model Data Model into a sequence of octets, such as into XML, text, HTML, JSON.

2014-10-07

XML Path Language (XPath) 3.1

XPath is an expression language that allows the processing of values conforming to the data model defined in the XQuery and Xpath Data Model.

2014-10-07

XPath and XQuery Functions and Operators 3.1

XPath and XQuery Functions and Operators 3.0 defines a library of functions available for use in XPath, XQuery, XSLT and other languages.

2014-10-07

XQuery and XPath Data Model 3.1

The XPath and XQuery Data Model (XDM) 3.1 defines the data model on which all operations of XPath 3.1, XQuery 3.1, and XSLT 3.1 operate.

2014-10-02

XSL Transformations (XSLT) Version 3.0

This specification defines the syntax and semantics of XSLT 3.0, a language for transforming XML documents into other XML documents.

Other Working Drafts

2010-06-10

Requirements and Use Cases for XSLT 2.1

This document is a characterization of requirements and use cases for [XSL Transformations (XSLT) Version 2.1]. The Requirements list enhancements requested over time that may be addressed in XSLT 2.1.

Obsolete Specifications

These specifications have either been superseded by others, or have been abandoned. They remain available for archival purposes, but are not intended to be used.

Retired

2001-08-24

XSL Transformations (XSLT) Version 1.1

This specification defines the syntax and semantics of XSLT, which is a language for transforming XML documents into other XML documents.

XSLT is designed for use as part of XSL, which is a stylesheet language for XML. In addition to XSLT, XSL includes an XML vocabulary for specifying formatting. XSL specifies the styling of an XML document by using XSLT to describe how the document is transformed into another XML document that uses the formatting vocabulary.

XSLT is also designed to be used independently of XSL. However, XSLT is not intended as a completely general-purpose XML transformation language. Rather it is designed primarily for the kinds of transformations that are needed when XSLT is used as part of XSL.

2001-02-14

XSLT Requirements Version 2.0

This document describes the requirements for the XSLT 2.0 specification.

2000-08-25

XSL Transformations Requirements Version 1.1

This document describes the requirements for the XSLT 1.1 specification.