Re: [xsl] Computing Number of Days between Two Dates in XSLT 1.0

Subject: Re: [xsl] Computing Number of Days between Two Dates in XSLT 1.0
From: "Mukul Gandhi" <gandhi.mukul@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2007 22:17:29 +0530
I just now tried the EXSLT date:difference template (after downloading from, and it
seems to work as you want.

I tried this code:

<xsl:variable name="date1" select="'2000-02-25'" />
<xsl:variable name="date2" select="'2007-05-26'" />

<xsl:call-template name="date:difference">
  <xsl:with-param name="start" select="$date1" />
  <xsl:with-param name="end" select="$date2" />

I get the answer -> P2646D

I always get the answer in number of days (I tried with different
dates). I think, this is what you want.

On 2/15/07, Roger L. Cauvin <roger@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I am looking for an XSLT 1.0 template that computes the number of days
between two dates.  I don't want to reinvent the wheel, but I was unable to
find such a template browsing around in Google.  Can anyone post or point me
to one?

I know there is an EXSLT date:difference template that computes the duration
between two dates, but it can include years and months.  It is not a trivial
task converting these components of a duration to the number of days, as I
would have to take into account leap years and the different number of days
in each month.

Roger L. Cauvin
r o g e r @ c a u v i n . o r g

Mukul Gandhi

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