RE: [xsl] Saxon and HashMap/Hashtable

Subject: RE: [xsl] Saxon and HashMap/Hashtable
From: William Lam <xeenman@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2001 11:23:25 -0700 (PDT)
I managed to get it working in Saxon 6.4, but 6.3 does
not work.

If I need to call an Java function that has no return
value of interest, would this be better?

<xsl:if test="Hashtable:put('key', 'value'" />

instead of storing the result in a variable?

> However, there is no guarantee that an XSLT
> processor will evaluate the
> variable $void: it is never referenced and therefore
> a processor is entitled
> to avoid evaluating it. You cannot rely on variables
> being evaluated in any
> particular order, or at all, unless they are
> actually referenced - calling
> external functions that have side-effects is
> therefore fraught with danger.
> See XSLT Prog Ref Chap 8 (2nd edition), esp
> pp587-590, for a discussion of
> this.
> Mike Kay

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