Benefits of xsd-types in XSLT
Hi list We often hear that one of the great benefits of using XSLT 2.0 is that it uses the datatypes of XML Schema, most likely the same datatypes as input XML and output XML, making type conversion not necessary. It is easy to understand that the above is important and it is easy to make up small examples like comparing a "date" datatype in XML Schema, C# and Java. But how great a benefit is it really? E.g.: when using XML data binding, the XML Schema datatypes are, as far as I know, automatically converted to the type system of C#, Java, etc. Does such automatic conversion work or must it be fine tuned? I would like to hear some real life cases, showing that xsd-datatypes in XSLT can be a great time-saver when input and output is strongly typed also using XSD, compared with more traditional programming languages? Cheers, Jesper Tverskov http://www.xmlkurser.dk http://www.xmlplease.com
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