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RE: [xsl] Exsl functions in xslt 2

Subject: RE: [xsl] Exsl functions in xslt 2
From: "Andrew Welch" <AWelch@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2004 08:40:39 -0000

>   I tried this but of course got problems with data typing.  I tried
>   having a stylesheet with version="2.0" import a stylesheet with
>   version="1.0" and vice versa, but both produced the same 
> set of errors
>   (with Saxon 7.8).
> Don't blame me:-)
> seriously, You could consider making a comment to the 
> official xslt2 comment list outlining where backward 
> compatibility isn't compatible enough. I'm sure real examples 
> are helpful to them at this stage.
> > ....but msxml4 complains about the 'xs:' namespace.
> You could define javascript  xs:integer() and xs:string () in 
> the xs namespace using msxsl:script
> But actually don't the xpath 1 (and 2) functions number() and 
> string() avoid these errors:
>   Required type of first argument of format-number() is 
> number; supplied
>   value has type xs:string
>   and
>   Required type of first argument of concat() is xs:string; supplied
>   value has type xs:integer
> so you could use number() rather than xs:integer and it 
> should work in xslt1 shouldn't it?

It does, works like a charm (far too obvious! :) 



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