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Michael Howard Kay

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Spouse  Penelope M. Kay
Doctoral advisor  Maurice Wilkes
Known for  Saxon XSLT
Role  Software developer
Name  Michael Kay

Michael Howard Kay
Born  Michael Howard Kay 11 October 1951 (age 64) Hannover, West Germany (1951-10-11)
Institutions  Saxonica Ltd. Software AG International Computers Limited University of Cambridge
Alma mater  Trinity College, Cambridge
Thesis  Data independence in database management systems (1976)
Education  University of Cambridge, Trinity College, Cambridge
Books  XSLT programmer's reference, XPath 20 programmer's reference, XSLT 20 Programmer's Reference, Change on the run, XSLT 20 and XPath 20 Progr

Michael Howard Kay Ph.D FBCS (born 11 October 1951) is the editor of the W3C XSLT 2.0 and 3.0 language specifications for performing XML transformations, and the developer of the Saxon XSLT and XQuery processing software.



Kay was educated at Salesian College in Farnborough, and then went to Trinity College, Cambridge to read Natural Sciences. He gained his Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory under the supervision of Maurice Wilkes.


Kay spent over twenty years (1977-2001) with the British computer manufacturer International Computers Limited (ICL). He was appointed an ICL Fellow in 1990. On leaving ICL, he worked for three years with Software AG before forming his own company, Saxonica. He has previously been involved in GedML: Genealogical Data in XML.


Kay is the author of the book XSLT: Programmer's Reference by Wrox Press and several other books and papers on software engineering. He lives and works in Reading, England and is a member of the XML Guild and a regular speaker at the XML Summer School in Oxford and Balisage Markup conference.


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