Re: [xsl] function-available returns false

Subject: Re: [xsl] function-available returns false
From: Abel Braaksma <>
Date: Fri, 02 May 2008 14:31:36 +0200
Manfred Staudinger wrote:

In practice, of course, function-available() is almost always called with a
string literal as its argument.
The use case here is to get a quick reference which elements or
functions are not (jet) implemented and which extensions are available
in a certain version of an XSLT 1.0 processor (in a particular

You may want to have a look at the post of Peter Mozolik, who showed a way to test for all EXSLT extensions, categorized per module, at 17/06/2007, subject line "[xsl] EXSLT support report". An archived copy can be found here:

Notice that his code does seem to work with Saxon 6.5.5.

-- Abel Braaksma

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