RE: [xsl] Using '$' in function arguments

Subject: RE: [xsl] Using '$' in function arguments
From: "Martinez, Brian" <brian.martinez@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 8 May 2003 16:23:01 -0600
> From: Michael Kay [mailto:mhk@xxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Thursday, May 08, 2003 4:05 PM
> Subject: RE: [xsl] Using '$' in function arguments
> "format-number($extra-charge,'$#.00')"/>
> The XSLT 1.0 format-number function is defined by reference to the JDK
> 1.1 specification of the DecimalFormat class, which was actually very
> poorly specified. The specification didn't attach special meaning to
> currency symbols in the format picture; but subsequent versions of the
> JDK specification did. It's quite likely that any Java-based XSLT
> processor is behaving according to the specification of the 
> JDK version
> that you run it with, rather than JDK 1.1 as specified. In 
> practice this
> means that currency signs in the picture are best avoided.

I think the code snippet I provided obfuscated my question somewhat.  The
issue doesn't appear to be with format-number, but substring-after (i.e.,
substring-after(node(),'Amount: $')).  But your point is well taken, as
we've recently migrated to JDK 1.4.1; I'll see if the currency format is
also causing issues.


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