RE: [xsl] GMT to BST converter

Subject: RE: [xsl] GMT to BST converter
From: "tom tom" <tomxsllist@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 15:56:11 +0100
I was visualising an XSLT template that accepts parameter(s), ie the date/time, and returns the same date/time adjusted if appropriate for BST. I'm figuring this is possible but incredibly convoluted. I was asking this community for help to save me the the hassle of writing it!

We're trying to avoid extension functions where possible as our stylesheets need to be portable. If it must be tied to a processor it should be LibXSLT. I'm presuming LibXSLT's inbuilt extension functions are not extensive enough to offer this....

I'm praying surely someone somewhere has written something that only requires an XSLT processor .....?



From: "Michael Kay" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Subject: RE: [xsl] GMT to BST converter
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 13:04:38 +0100

Before you can convert the date/time you have to parse it. EXSLT has a date:parse-date() function but it's not widely implemented. I think I would escape out to an extension function for this one.

XSLT 2.0, for once, doesn't help you here, at least not directly.

Michael Kay

> -----Original Message----- > From: tom tom [mailto:tomxsllist@xxxxxxxxxxx] > Sent: 15 April 2005 12:21 > To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [xsl] GMT to BST converter > > I need to write a template in XSLT 1 that converts a GMT > feed, for example: > > <Date>Tuesday, 18 February, 2003, 15:21 GMT</Date> > > to British summer time. I don't want to have to update it > every 6 months! > Has anyone done this before? > > Thanks > > Tom > > _________________________________________________________________ > Want to block unwanted pop-ups? Download the free MSN Toolbar now! >

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