Evaluating XSLT2 from code
I would like to be able to evaluate XSLT2 expressions against a DOM from within Dotnet. I say XSLT2 instead of XPATH2 because I need to be able to use the new format-date function available in XSLT2 (not part of the XPath spec). I have evaluated other date formatting approaches in XSLT1 and find them to be insufficient for what I need to do. Currently I am going through the painstaking process of wrapping the expression in an XSLT2 stylesheet, saving that stylesheet out to disk, and then executing Saxon8 as a separate command-line process and redicting the standard output of that process to my Dotnet program. Surely there must be a better way. I have taken a look at Saxon.NET and find it to be a great idea but can't get even the simplest of in-memory transformations to work with a DOM. Examples are almost non-existant and their mailing list has been completely unresponsive. So to simplify, I would like to evaluate "format-date(/sample/path/@date, '[M]-[D]-[Y]')" against a DOM from within my Dotnet application. Any ideas at all would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance, Andrew Sharpe Moncton, NB Canada __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com
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