We are attempting to maintain (and keep in sync) two XSLT versions (XSLT 1.0 and XSLT 2.0) for the most current version of MODS, which is MODS 3.4, but we are intending to transition to XSLT 2.0 (only) with the release of MODS 3.5. I am glad that you found the XSLT 2.0 version more precise (i.e., improved)!
Thank you for your interest. We welcome feedback on this decision.
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Subject: [MODS] XSLT 1.0 and 2.0
I notice that you are now releasing MODS 3.4 under XSLT 1.0 and 2.0.
Although outputs are almost identical there are a few differences, with 2.0 being more precise. Are you maintaining both versions or are you moving to maintaining just the XSLT 2.0 version?
Digital Standards Manager
National Library of Wales