Re: [xsl] XSLT 4: normalize-mixed()

Subject: Re: [xsl] XSLT 4: normalize-mixed()
From: "Graydon graydon@xxxxxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 31 May 2020 18:53:24 -0000
On Mon, May 25, 2020 at 04:00:32AM -0000, Liam R. E. Quin liam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx scripsit:
> > I realize that there's no reason not to write this as a user-defined
> > function; it's how often I wind up wanting it that makes me think it
> > might be something to consider as a language function.
> A widely shared xml-document funtion library might be better, do you
> think?


"Widely shared" seems to mean "shipped with the processor"; the EXPATH file utilities, for example, aren't practically distinct from "what you get with BaseX" or "what you get with Saxon".  That's not how I think of a shared library; EXPATH seems more like a language extension. (a really USEFUL language extension!)

I don't know of any actual shared libraries for XSLT; the package mechanism is new with XSLT 3 and not that widely used so far as I've seen.  I wouldn't want to try to have an opinion on packaging for XSLT 4 because I've never used the existing package system.

I'm pretty sure "widely shared function library" would require a lot more comfort with packages than currently exists.

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