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[XSLT 2.0] Is it possible to display the type of a node / value / variable?

From: <Svgdeveloper@aol.com>
Date: Tue, 20 May 2003 15:01:07 EDT
Message-ID: <19e.14e9667d.2bfbd573@aol.com>
To: public-qt-comments@w3.org
Having spent a great deal of time today trying to work out where a typing 
problem was going wrong (my coding, Saxon 7.5 support of what I wanted to do, 
etc) I would really have liked to be able to display the type of (in my case) 
a variable at various points in the code - in order to see what was and what 
wasn't working.

Is there a function to do that? As far as I can see the data() function which 
is said to return the "typed value" doesn't actually return the type, at 
least not in a form that I could serialize, which I would need to do in this 
debugging scenario.

If not, it seems to me that a function to display the type of a node, an 
atomic value and a variable would be useful for debugging XSLT 2.0 
stylesheets as people grapple with the "interesting" aspects of typing in 
XSLT 2.0 not behaving quite as expected.

Andrew Watt
Received on Tuesday, 20 May 2003 15:01:22 UTC

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