RE: [xsl] when to use 'as' attribute on a variable

Subject: RE: [xsl] when to use 'as' attribute on a variable
From: "Michael Kay" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2006 15:35:07 -0000
> 1. when you should and should not be using an as attribute on 
> xsl:variable in XSLT 2

Use it every time you declare a variable, unless you're in too much of a
> 2. Which numerical datatype to use in which situation when declaring 
> variables holding numerical data.
Depends a bit what you're trying to achieve. My rule of thumb would be:

- use xs:integer for whole numbers
- don't use subtypes of xs:integer
- use xs:double for continuous quantities (e.g. length, weight)
- use xs:decimal for discrete quantities (e.g. money)
- don't use xs:float

Michael Kay

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