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Re: [xsl] Typing variables


Subject: Re: [xsl] Typing variables
From: Ihe Onwuka <ihe.onwuka@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2012 09:59:26 +0100

On Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 9:50 AM, Andrew Welch <andrew.j.welch@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>        <xsl:variable name="val">"<xsl:sequence
>> select="replace(.,',',
> ...
>> If you type $val as xs:string+ you don't get the right result, if you
>> type it as xs:string it doesn't type check.
>
> Thats because you have a text node (the ") then the xsl:sequence... so
> you will always get a sequence of more than 1 item.
>
> If you want to use xs:string, you need to make sure the contents of
> the variable is sequence of 1 item.
>

Yes but my original question was what was the type of

<xsl:variable name="thing">"<xsl:value-of
select="replace(.,',',concat($quot,',',$quot))"/>"</xsl:variable> and
the value of the variable $quot is obvious.

precisely because xs:string+ (although it types checks) wasn't giving
the right result and omitting a type does.


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