RE: [xsl] Date comparasions

Subject: RE: [xsl] Date comparasions
From: "Michael Kay" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2007 22:30:47 +0100
> XSLT2 has  (XML XSD Schema) dates as a built in datatype , 
> but if all your dates are in teh form shown yyyy-mm-dd then 
> even in xslt 1 you can just use &lt; to compare them as 
> string comparison works fine.

David, your memories of XSLT 1.0 are fading fast. It doesn't allow string
less-than comparisons. You have to strip out the hyphens and turn them into
numbers. Also the condition IF HIRE IN LAST 60 DAYS needs date arithmetic
and a current-date() function.

So the solution has to be either XSLT 2.0, or an XSLT 1.0 processor that
supports the EXSLT dates-and-times functions (

Michael Kay

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