Saxon CE – Interactive browser based applications without single line of Javascript

“XSLT is not dead!”

Development Hall 20 min

Video sponsored by Websupport

  • What is the talk about?

    Jirka: About XSLT 2.0 and it's open-source browser based implementation Saxon-CE which allows to develop interactive webpages on basis of industry proven XML/XSLT combination.

  • Who is it for?

    Jirka: Web developers, especially those who need to process complex data with complex presentation logic.

    For those who need to process complex XML data.

    For those who are looking for Turing-complete template language for HTML.

  • What will the audience get from it?

    Jirka: There is no need to use such low level language like Javascript for writing cool interactive web sites.

  • What do you presently work at?

    Jirka: I'm working on specification that will make automated translation and localization of Web pages easier (, I'm developing function library for processing binary data in XPath/XQuery/XSLT ( I'm involved in dozen of standards group ranging from HTML, XML, XSLT to DocBook.

  • Which of your existing achievements do you value the most?

    Jirka: Family. Web technologies are there just for fun and for making some money.

  • What would you like to achieve?

    Jirka: World full of peace and with no poverty (just kidding, field is required, I'm not Miss WebExpo :-)

  • What do you look forward to at the WebExpo?

    Jirka: Meeting old and new friends.

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Jirka Kosek

Consultant Freelance