Re: [xsl] XSLT and Unicode character functions --XSLT v 1.1?--

Subject: Re: [xsl] XSLT and Unicode character functions --XSLT v 1.1?--
From: "Michael Beddow" <mbnospam@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2001 17:38:43 -0000
On Tuesday, January 30, 2001 3:35 PM
Eric Vermetten wrote

> XML/XSLT is, internally (and externally through different
> encodings), based on Unicode character handling.
> Then wouldn't it be logical and desirable that the two functions
> given here be part of the standard XSLT function reportoire?
> (e.g. XSLT v1.1)?

Most definitely yes!! I'm currently working on a large project that
contains strings in Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Sankrit as well as
English. I thought at first I could use XSLT to generate sorted
indices to these files, at least for writing systems where the
collation sequence matches the code points (as it does for Hangul and
Hirangana) But not a hope, for the reasons Eric points out. So it's
back to a Perl wrapper round expat. This really is a serious
deficiency of the current spec (or the way it's implemented, not
altogether sure which)
Michael Beddow

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