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Re: xslt 3.0, and use of 'as' attribute with xsl:varia

Subject: Re: xslt 3.0, and use of 'as' attribute with xsl:variable
From: "Liam R. E. Quin liam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2023 17:07:05 -0000
Re:  xslt 3.0
On Fri, 2023-09-01 at 08:14 +0000, Mukul Gandhi
mukulg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> As I've mentioned within another mail on this thread, I think XPath
> 3.1 function conversion rules prohibiting a string value '4' to be
> cast to an xs:integer type is not very much right.

Actually it's *exactly* what i want. If i provide a string where a
number is expected yes please give me an error. The point of using as=
is not only optimization and performance, but also detecting mistakes
at compile time, so i don't get a surprise three years from now in
production when a rarely-used codepath is exercised.


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