Re: [xsl] Grouping problem - Duplicates

Subject: Re: [xsl] Grouping problem - Duplicates
From: Sarah <sarah10@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 03 May 2004 20:20:37 +0200
I found the EXSLT function during the weekend, and it does makes it generic enough (at least until XSLT 2.0 is final)

At 15:52 3/5/2004, you wrote:

>The second is, that this solution is product-dependent. By using the
>xalan:nodeset function, it limits the solution to a certain product.
>Is there no other way that would be generic? (This is for me a

There is no fully portable solution in XSLT 1.0.

You can make this slightly more portable by using the EXSLT node-set
extension function instead. EXSLT is a "standard non-standard" set of
extension functions which is supported by a number of XSLT processors,
Xalan among them. It isn't fully generic, but at least it improves the odds
that your processor will understand the request.

The truly generic solution will be XSLT 2.0, where the distinction between
node sets and source trees and result tree fragments will be eliminated.

Joe Kesselman, IBM Next-Generation Web Technologies: XML, XSL and more.
"The world changed profoundly and unpredictably the day Tim Berners Lee
got bitten by a radioactive spider." -- Rafe Culpin, in r.m.filk

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