Subject: Re: [xsl] Re: The Perils of Sudden Type-Safety in XSLT 2.0|
From: Gunther Schadow <gunther@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 15:31:31 -0500
Michael Kay: >>>The test case is >> > > <xsl:template match="block[@indent]"> > <xsl:value-of select="string-pad(' ', @indent)"/> > </xsl:template> > > As I thought I had pointed out, the fact that this doesn't work > in Saxon 7.4 is a bug (in the working draft). If @indent is an > untyped attribute node, it should be automatically cast to > the required type. > > So if this is the only test case you can cite, then we're > doing well...
Thanks Michael, I take your word for it and won't hammer on this same issue more without more examples. I am also awaiting your next Saxon release before I try to migrate again (and then will take it slowly.)
If all untyped nodes will behave like they did in the olden days then I should be safe if I don't add a schema declaring any types (whihc I won't.) Certainly there may still be issues with things like
because this would @indent + 2 would probably result in an xs:decimal and not an xs:integer and then there would still be complaints.
-- Gunther Schadow, M.D., Ph.D. gschadow@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Medical Information Scientist Regenstrief Institute for Health Care Adjunct Assistant Professor Indiana University School of Medicine tel:1(317)630-7960 http://aurora.regenstrief.org