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Subject: Re: testing for string and number in XSLT 2.0 was Re: Test For Numeric Values?
From: James Fuller <jim.fuller@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 08 Apr 2005 13:18:47 +0200
xslt test number
David Carlisle wrote:

>>after a little bit of thinking, decided regexps might be a better way to
>>go to match a number and/or string when one cannot resort to anything
>>schema based.....
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>>
>
>even a basic processor (like saxon 8.x B) has access to the basic schema
>numeric types integer, double, float etc.
>  
>
thx david...I was under the impression that XSLT 2.0 basic didnt adopt
any XML Schema stuff.....yuk

>the test number(.)=number(.) which works in XSLT1 as well of course is
>still good, even for 2.0.
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sigh....and I contend why should we live with such arcane
incantations....e.g. XSLT 2.0 grouping stuff seems to have banished most
of this type of black magic...these are real barriers to understanding
for newcomers.

>>I wanted to return a boolean
>>type...but found doing something like <xsl:value-of select="true()"/> to
>>be awkward.
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thx....and I have just discovered the as attribute on the
xsl:function...cool


cheers, Jim Fuller

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