EXSLT - date:day-name

Implementer Page: date.day-name.html
Function Package: date.day-name.zip

Function Syntax

string date:day-name(string?)

Template Syntax

<xsl:call-template name="date:day-name">
   <xsl:with-param name="date-time" select="string" />?

The date:day-name function returns the full name of the day of the week of a date. If no argument is given, then the current local date/time, as returned by date:date-time is used the default argument.

The date/time string specified as the argument is a left or right-truncated string in the format defined as the lexical representation of xs:dateTime in one of the formats defined in [XML Schema Part 2: Datatypes]. The permitted formats are as follows:

If the date/time string is not in one of these formats, then the empty string ('') is returned.

The result is an English day name: one of 'Sunday', 'Monday', 'Tuesday', 'Wednesday', 'Thursday' or 'Friday'.


The following XSLT processors support date:day-name:

Implementations of date:day-name are available in the following languages:

http://www.exslt.org/date/functions/day-name/index.html last modified 2002-11-12