Re: [xsl] Does XSL have arrays?

Subject: Re: [xsl] Does XSL have arrays?
From: Mike Brown <mike@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2001 21:07:58 -0700 (MST)
Rosa I-Ting Cheng wrote:
> Can anyone please tell me whether XSL has arrays?

XSLT 1.0 does not. XSLT 1.1 will, by removing the
distinction between node-set and result tree fragment.

Vendors of XSLT processors, and not-quite-XSLT processors (MSXML),
might offer more options.

> I'm trying to count the days between two dates

The safest answer is to use an extension function.
It is not practical in XSLT 1.0.

I would probably attempt it anyway, though. For example,
if you just want the number of days in a given month (1-12),
it would be something like this...

<xsl:variable name="month" select="6"/>
<xsl:variable name="days" select="number(substring('312831303130313130313031',$month * 2 - 1,2))"/>

(not accounting for leap years)

   - Mike
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