Subject: RE: [xsl] XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 Functions and Operators Version 1.0|
From: Jim Melton <jim.melton@xxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2001 11:29:56 -0600
Thanks, Jim (one of the editors of F&O)
"Chris Bayes" <chris@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote > Well it is a good idea to keep it small I'd like to see xsl become all > pervasive even to handheld devices as well as to mainframe database > apps. > As long as the extension mechanism is well defined and standard across > all xslt 2.0 implementations then things like trig functions can be > added as needed.
I'd rather have a small core functionality and some well defined, standardized libraries which implements additional functionality and may be unavailable on certain platforms/implementations. Some possible libraries/packages: calendar extended math/trig user information database access output control file system access (file existence, modification date...) extended node set manipulation (sort, uniq, symmetric difference...) localised string manipulation (upcase...) unicode character transformations ("uncompose", making characters from numbers...) font property access (fit SVG rectangles around a string) image property access (format/encoding, width, hight, color depth...) Namespaces woul prevent name clashes, as usual. It would be interesting whether standardized *XSL* libraries would not only include XPath extension functions but also built-in variables (aka constants) and predefined templates. Stuff the processor knows about could be more efficiently implemented/preoptimized.
<xsl:param name="name" select="concat('stuff',xsltrig:sin(0.1 * $PI)"/>
Oh well, i've probably gone much too far...
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