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Re: number questions

From: Eduardo Gutentag <eduardo.gutentag@eng.sun.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2000 10:18:33 -0700
Message-ID: <390724E9.F3121C20@eng.sun.com>
To: Stephen Deach <sdeach@adobe.com>
CC: xsl-editors@w3.org, w3c-xsl-fo-sg@w3.org
Stephen Deach wrote:
> 
> This question came up on the public list WRT XSLT, but the same issue
> applies to XSL-FO. We should review this in the meeting next week.

Steve, I'm not sure I understand why this applies to XSL-FO. Isn't the
issue of what xsl:number returns in these conditions an XSLT matter only?

Eduardo

> 
> >From: Kay Michael <Michael.Kay@icl.com>
> >To: "'xsl-list@mulberrytech.com'" <xsl-list@mulberrytech.com>
> >Subject: RE: number questions
> >Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2000 09:20:33 +0100
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> >The answers I reached when I asked myself the same questions for Saxon were:
> >
> >> 1. What should be output from the following stylesheet
> >> fragment, assuming
> >> that "unknown" is not an element in the current stylesheet:
> >>
> >>      <xsl:number count="unknown" level="any" format="1."/>
> >>
> >The number to be output is zero. The way non-positive numbers are formatted
> >is not defined by the spec, so I ignore the format attribute and just use
> >the same conversion as the string() function.
> >
> >> when level="any" and no matches are
> >> found, the spec doesn't say an empty list should be returned.
> >>  Is this an oversight, or should 0 be returned?
> >
> >It may be an oversight, but whether intentional or not the rules clearly say
> >the answer is zero.
> >>
> >> 2. If an empty list should be returned, then should any
> >> format tokens (such as the ".") be output?
> >
> >Again the rules here are clear, the output should be ".".
> >
> >>
> >> 3. How about negative numbers:
> >>
> >>      <xsl:number value="-1" format = "1."/>
> >>
> >The rules here are undefined, I ignore the format and display the answer
> >using string().
> >
> >Mike Kay
> >
> >
> > XSL-List info and archive:  http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
> >
> >
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