Re: [xsl] String hashing code

Subject: Re: [xsl] String hashing code
From: Abel Braaksma <>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2007 16:30:55 +0100
Deborah Pickett wrote:
I prefer not to escape to non-XSLT, because I am providing this as part
of a library that needs to run on almost any XSLT 2.0 platform.

Any clever ideas?

A while back I posted the XSLT 2.0 code necessary to create a UUID, close enough to the thoughts behind a UUID to be reasonably globally unique (but without the network interface number etc). The idea was to create an XSLT-only and portable solution. It's a simple function that however often you call it, even within one run, without using extension functions, always produces a unique string.

One place where it is archived currently:, though as almost always, the layout/indentation is broken...

-- Abel Braaksma

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