Re: A bad idea to use the XML Schema list type?
> Don't use the XML Schema list type. personally I'd say "dont use (XSD) Schema" but if you are using it then it makes sense to use technology that understannds its quirks. In a schema aware xslt 2 transform, for example the sum of the numbers would just be <value-of select="sum(Lottery-Drawing/data())"/> which isn't so bad, even without a schema aware xslt processor it's only <value-of select="sum(tokenize(Lottery-Drawing,'\s+'))"/> If you restrict to xslt 1 then > With XSLT 1.0 it requires creating a named template that splits the > string "89 12 41 66 2 26" and then sums the individual tokens. Not an > easy task It's not a very hard task (not much harder than writing the schema fragments you showed) and it only needs to be done once, if you just call an exslt template or extension function that splits up a white space separated string then you don't need to know how that's implemented, only how it is called. Are you really saying that xhtml shouldn't have a class attribute that takes a list of classes, <div class="good bad ugly"><p>.... and instead have a syntax more like <div> <class>good</class> <class>bad</class> <class>ugly</class> <p>..... or that xslt 2 shouldn't allow you to say <xsl:template mode="a b c"> ... and should instead have introduced a mode element child of xsl:template? David ________________________________________________________________________ The Numerical Algorithms Group Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales with company number 1249803. The registered office is: Wilkinson House, Jordan Hill Road, Oxford OX2 8DR, United Kingdom. This e-mail has been scanned for all viruses by Star. The service is powered by MessageLabs. ________________________________________________________________________
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