XProc is a W3C Recommendation!

Volume 13, Issue 17; 11 May 2010; last modified 08 Oct 2010

I'm delighted to say that we're finally finished. We've been finished for a while, really, but today's announcement of the Director's decision to advance XProc: An XML Pipeline Language to Recommendation status dots the final “i” and crosses the final “t”.

Today, XProc: An XML Pipeline Language is a W3C Recommendation!

I had thought that this essay would be a long and thoughtful series of recollections on the path from workshop to Recommendation. Perhaps I shall write such an essay, but this isn't it. I've been too busy for reflection and yet it would seem bizarre to let this day pass without a posting.

Instead, I'll simply reiterate my heartfelt thanks to the members of the working group and the community for their support. It wouldn't have been possible without you. Thank you, and congratulations!

With two complete implementations and a number of other implementations in the works, I can't wait to see what we build with it!


Congratulations on such a great piece of work! What's next? 8-)

—Posted by Jacek Kopecky on 11 May 2010 @ 04:43 UTC #

I see that both implementations are in Java. You mentioned once that a shell-based implementation was in progress: did that ever pan out?

—Posted by John Cowan on 11 May 2010 @ 05:00 UTC #


It's funny how the things in life move fast and slow at the same time.

—Posted by Pavol Vaskovic on 11 May 2010 @ 10:12 UTC #