RE: possible to mimic while-like behavior?

Subject: RE: possible to mimic while-like behavior?
From: Kay Michael <Michael.Kay@xxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 09:47:03 -0000
> If there existed a string-function split(string,string) which produced a 
> node-set result, one could:
> <ex @someval="1,2,3,4,5,6,7" />
> <xsl:template match="ex">
> <xsl:for-each select="split(@someval,',')">
>     ....
> </xsl:for-each>
> </xsl:template>
> Jonathan Borden

Funny you should mention that: Saxon has an extension function tokenize()
which does just that. It's a rather heavy solution, creating a new node-set
seems overkill, but in the absence of an orthogonal type system allowing a
set-of-strings, its the best one can do.

Mike Kay

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