RE: [xsl] date-time formatting question

Subject: RE: [xsl] date-time formatting question
From: "Kenny Akridge" <kakridge@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2004 11:50:50 -0500
My apologies then.  I started using EXSLT after about a week or 2 of
using XSL.  I know some of the things can be quite cryptic, but I found
it to be a good learning experience to try and understand it.

If you will be using XSL frequently and don't have a copy of XSLT
Programmer's Reference by Michael Kay, I highly recommend getting it(2nd
edition).  I've found it easier to understand new XSL material when I
can refer to the book.


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Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 2004 10:51 AM
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Subject: Re: [xsl] date-time formatting question

On Feb 3, 2004, at 8:07 PM, Kenny Akridge wrote:

> Actually, for getting the month name, you probably will have to write
> template.  I said exslt before verifying they supported that function.
> However, it sounds like you have a lot of date/time needs, so you may
> want to look at what they offer.  The documentation and categorization
> is pretty decent.

I don't find the documentation at all decent for my needs.

If I go here for example:

...all I see is this:

Template Syntax
<xsl:call-template name="date:month-abbreviation">
    <xsl:with-param name="date-time" select="string" />?

The date:month-abbreviation function returns the abbreviation of the 
month of a date. If no argument is given, then the current local 
date/time, as returned by date:date-time is used the default argument.

I'm a beginner (and someone with otherwise no coding background), and 
the above makes no sense to me.  What I need is an example that 
actually works.

As a general point, then, it would be really helpful if these exslt 
pages could just provide the most minimal of working examples in the 


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