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Re: XPath 3.0 Functions and Operators: format-number()

Subject: Re: XPath 3.0 Functions and Operators: format-number() question
From: "Michael Kay mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2014 15:13:02 -0000
 Re: XPath 3.0 Functions and Operators: format-number()
This appears to be the result of an editing error; it looks as if two examples
intended for the 3.1 specification were erroneously added to the 3.0
specification. I will raise a bug report.

Michael Kay

On 30 May 2014, at 05:51, Dimitre Novatchev <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> One of the format-number() examples in the F&O 3.0 Recommendation is this:
>      format-number(12.34, '0.000e00')
> http://www.w3.org/TR/xpath-functions-30/#func-format-number
> I am trying to evaluate this example in Oxygen XPath/XQuery Builder
> view, which uses Saxon (  behind the scenes.
> I get this error:
> "XPath failed due to: format-number picture: Passive character must
> not appear between active characters in a sub-picture"
> Who is right: the specification, or Saxon?
> What would be the closest to this example that will not cause any errors?
> --
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> Dimitre Novatchev
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