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Subject: RE: [xsl] case-sensitivity in xml
From: "Michael Kay" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2005 14:07:11 -0000

As far as the XPath/XSL specs are concerned, a collation is just a URI, and
the way in which collations are defined is up to the vendor. The
saxon:collation element was my first attempt, the structured URI format


was my second. At present, both are supported. If you really want to define
your own collating algorithm in Java the structured URI still allows this,
the URI can include a parameter class=the.class.name to reference the Java
code. But most of the time, I expect people will be happy to pick up a
collation for a given language and strength from the underlying Java VM.

Michael Kay

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Pawson, David [mailto:David.Pawson@xxxxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: 25 January 2005 08:32
> To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: RE: [xsl] case-sensitivity in xml
>     -----Original Message-----
>     From: Michael Kay 
>     Here's an example:
>     <xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform"
>     version="2.0">
>     <xsl:variable name="en1" 
> select="'http://saxon.sf.net/collation?lang=en;strength=primary'"/>
>     <xsl:template match="/" name="main">
>      <result>
>        <xsl:if test="compare('HELLO', 'Hello', $en1) = 
>     0">match!</xsl:if>  </result> </xsl:template>
>     </xsl:stylesheet>
>     The output is:
>     <result>match!</result>
> I bet I'm not the only one that's confused by this Michael.
> At http://www.dpawson.co.uk/xsl/rev2/exampler2.html#collation
> I have a collation string in a file.
> (Search for "The actual rules are read in from a file, 
> collator.txt, ")
> There's a marked difference in the usage here.
> Has the syntax changed? I used saxon:collation
> This example doesn't even use default-collation.
> If collations aren't in the other bits, i.e. only in
> http://www.w3.org/TR/xslt20/#default-collation-attribute
> then I *think* you've used a lump of java external to the stylesheet
> that you aren't showing us?
> As a certain green man used to say 'more input' :-)
> Or is Jeni around please, to do for you what she used to do for DC... 
> (Clarify, that is).
> Confused of Chorley,
> Regards DaveP
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