Re: [xsl] keys and idrefs - XSLT2 request?

Subject: Re: [xsl] keys and idrefs - XSLT2 request?
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2001 11:21:58 +0100

>  that was required by the stylesheet,
> something like:
> <xsl:validate match="foo/bar/@date" type="xs:date" />
> <xsl:validate match="my:baz" type="my:bazType" />

Yes, exactly that's what I had in mind when I said that the stylesheet
ought have a way of declaring schema types independently of schema.
in otherwords XSLT can make a lot of use of schema part 2, but basically
nothing of schema part 1.

An alternative to stylesheet-wide declaration as above one could have 
an xoath level casting functions so

<xsl:sort select="@date"/>

would sort dates if the first declaration above matched, otherwise @date
would sort as a string, but you could force date semantics locally with
something like

<xsl:sort select="xf:string-to-date(@date)"/>

where string-to-date just casts the data to the date type.

(Mike's going to tell us off for using the wrong list)

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