RE: [xsl] format-number

Subject: RE: [xsl] format-number
From: "David Zuccaro" <davidz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 3 May 2002 11:08:49 +1000
Hi Michael,

I found what the problem is:

To get the format-number function to work under xalanc++ you need to install
ICU support.
The instructions for doing this are at:

Look under this heading: "Enabling ICU support for the Xalan executable
and/or testXSLT."



> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Michael Kay
> Sent: Thursday, 2 May 2002 20:08
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> Subject: RE: [xsl] format-number
> Having said that Saxon gives you "12.00", I'm afraid the XSLT 1.0 spec in
> this area is very vague. It refers to the JDK 1.1 specifications, which
> themselves are notoriously vague, so much so that we have
> rewritten them for
> XSLT 2.0. In particular, I don't see anything in the Java specs that say
> what should happen if the number is too large for the number of digits
> specified (0.00 only allows one digit before the decimal point, but 12.00
> requires two), so it's not surprising if different products give different
> results.
> Michael Kay
> Software AG
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