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Re: Options as strings. Blech.

From: Andrew Welch <andrew.j.welch@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2011 19:01:21 +0100
Message-ID: <CAEG2duBqxdVDKringHSAA+K++iz5TLncR=qteGcixRZP9Bsxvw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>
Cc: XProc Dev <xproc-dev@w3.org>
On 2 September 2011 18:51, Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com> wrote:
> Andrew Welch <andrew.j.welch@gmail.com> writes:
>> Ah ok sorry... I must admit I didn't know about the difference between:
>> <xsl:if test="boolean('0')">aaa</xsl:if>
>> vs
>> <xsl:if test="xs:boolean('0')">bbb</xsl:if>
>> (outputs 'aaa' but not 'bbb')
>> I thought they both behaved the same....
> No, XPath 2.0 preserves the 1.0 semantics for fn:boolean() because,
> well, because there were lots of folks used to it. The semantics
> of xs:boolean derive from XML Schema, I think.

Ah ok, I thought xs:boolean got it 'wrong'... I remember reading
(possibly on xsl-list) that treating 0 and 1 as booleans was a
hangover from previous times was only kept around for backwards
compatibility... I never knew fn:boolean was different.  Maybe that
was an attempt to do the right thing?

Andrew Welch
Received on Friday, 2 September 2011 18:01:58 GMT

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