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RE: why isn't there data-type for variable like sort?

Subject: RE: why isn't there data-type for variable like sort?
From: "Michael Kay" <michael.h.kay@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 09:05:51 -0000
exponent number format xpath
There is no facility within XSLT 1.0 to read numbers in scientific
(exponential) notation: you will have to use an extension function (e.g.
Java or JavaScript).

Or you could use Saxon 7.0, which implements some of the XSLT 2.0/XPath 2.0
facilities in this area.

Michael Kay
Software AG
home: Michael.H.Kay@xxxxxxxxxxxx
work: Michael.Kay@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of
> Kang Jeong-Hee
> Sent: 19 February 2002 23:36
> To: XSL-List@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject:  why isn't there data-type for variable like sort?
> I have asked translations exponent number value like
> "4.8803077704e+06" into decimal one within XSLT.
> At first, I tried number format="something" but failed. I
> think number element is not the way for this task.
> I struggle to remember how I did handle the numbers on other
> languages. and found that I need a type cast.
> that's because XML handle all data only as string, not other one.
> Is this right? IMHO variable have to support data-type
> attribute. but I can't feel sure for my say. I'm newbie to XSL world.
> well, Is there any way to translate 4.8803077704e+06 into decimal one?
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