[xsl] Date YYYYMMDD format XSLT 2.0

Subject: [xsl] Date YYYYMMDD format XSLT 2.0
From: "Pankaj Chaturvedi" <pankaj.chaturvedi@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2008 14:18:33 +0530

I have an element which has the date in the below format in an attribute:

<chapter version="Feb. 2000"/>

The date could be optional can be taken as 01 by default. So the desired
output required in "YYYYMMDD format".

Output Required
<chapter version="20000201"/>

I've been going thru the Michael Kay's book and found it has an example
which does the trick vice versa. I mean YYYYMMDD to 01 Feb 2000 for

I am using the  XSLT 2.0 and thinking of using translate() functions (for
months) to get this done. Is there any better way to achieve this? Any
suggestions will be highly appreciated. 


Pankaj Chaturvedi


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