RE: [xsl] Convert String to (node-set)

Subject: RE: [xsl] Convert String to (node-set)
From: "Michael Kay" <mhkay@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2001 11:02:37 -0000
> So, the obvious Q is, how do I integrate a SAXON extension
> fn. when I want
> to use XALAN (LAtest release, 2.0) from my JAVA program.

I think that almost all the Saxon built-in extension functions are written
to make use of internal Saxon interfaces, so they won't work with a
different processor.

But the good news is that Xalan-Java 2 has its own implementations of some
of the extension functions that were previously only in Saxon, for example
there appears to be a xalan:evaluate().

I think it should be possible, though I haven't proved it, to write your
stylesheet to use xx:evaluate(), and map xx to the Saxon extension function
in a <saxon:script> element (just introduced in Saxon 6.2), and to the Xalan
extension function in <xalan:script>, so that the stylesheet works with
either processor.

Mike Kay

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