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RE: rephrased: passing parameters to generic templates

Subject: RE: rephrased: passing parameters to generic templates
From: "Michael Kay" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2006 17:24:48 +0100
generics passing strings
> > In XPath 2.0 you could get an error for relying on this,
> > however, since in 2.0 a sequence of more than one node
> > can't be converted into a string.
>
>   It's not what I understand from '5.7.2 (in XSLT 2.0, indeed, not
> XPath).

5.7.2 is about constructing nodes (e.g. text nodes or attribute nodes): it's
not about conversion of values to a string. In this situation, multiple
strings are implicitly concatenated, sometimes with a separator.

In 2.0, if you try to pass a sequence of nodes to a function that expects a
single string (for example, the substring() function), or if you try to
convert such a sequence to a string directly by using string() or
xs:string(), you get a type error.

Michael Kay
http://www.saxonica.com/

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