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From: Jon Smirl <jonsmirl@mediaone.net>
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 1999 23:14:29 -0400
Message-ID: <033501bee539$f4ab0da0$0201a8c0@ne.mediaone.net>
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Jon Smirl
jonsmirl@mediaone.net

----- Original Message -----
From: James Clark <jjc@jclark.com>
To: <xsl-list@mulberrytech.com>
Sent: Thursday, August 12, 1999 9:28 PM
Subject: Re: XSL variable types


> Detailed comments and suggestions on the spec should go to the addresses
> for comments given in the specs:
>
>   www-xpath-comments@w3.org
>   xsl-editors@w3.org
>
> so that they get archived separately from general discusions of
> XPath/XSLT.
>
> XPath says:
>
> "Both XSLT and XPointer extend XPath by defining
> additional functions; some of these functions operate on the four
> basic types; others operate on additional data types defined by XSLT
> and XPointer."
>
> XSLT or XSLT should probably say something similar for extension
> functions.
>
> Jon Smirl wrote:
> >
> > The XSL spec talks about five data types:
> >     string, number, boolean, node-set, result-tree
> >
> > XT allows me to set variables to Java objects (ObjectVariant) and I'd
like
> > to modify Saxon to support this as well.  Should there be a documented
sixth
> > data type of 'opaque' which is only used for passing things between
> > extension functions? It would be defined as error if used in any other
way.
> >
> > Jon Smirl
> > jonsmirl@mediaone.net
> >
> >  XSL-List info and archive:  http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
>
>
>
>  XSL-List info and archive:  http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
>
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