RE: [xsl] XSLT 2.0/XPath 2.0 Date arithmetic

Subject: RE: [xsl] XSLT 2.0/XPath 2.0 Date arithmetic
From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 18 May 2006 09:20:14 -0400

I was thinking up how your code would look when I discovered the list code-generator (aka the redoubtable Mike Kay, in this case) beat me to it.

At 03:27 AM 5/18/2006, he wrote:
If you're not schema-aware, then use xs:string in place of my:yyyymmdd-date
- all you lose is type-checking.

In this case, you might also write your function to emit some kind of error condition if the incoming string is not in the right form.

I'd be curious (from Mike or other "real" programmers) what such an in-stylesheet flag would best look like, given that it (presumably) has to be a date. Midnight on Jan 1, year 0? (Can we be sure we'll never see this as a real date?) I guess there's no such thing as "NotaDate".


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