EXSLT - date:month-abbreviation - Implementer Page

Version: 2
Status: implemented
User Page: index.html
XML Definition: date.month-abbreviation.xml
Function Package: date.month-abbreviation.zip

Function Syntax

string date:month-abbreviation(string?)

Template Syntax

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

The date:month-abbreviation function returns the abbreviation of the month 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 an empty string ('') is returned.

The result is a three-letter English month abbreviation: one of 'Jan', 'Feb', 'Mar', 'Apr', 'May', 'Jun', 'Jul', 'Aug', 'Sep', 'Oct', 'Nov' or 'Dec'.

An implementation of this extension function in the EXSLT date namespace must conform to the behaviour described in this document.


Built-in support for date:month-abbreviation is available in the following XSLT processors:

ProcessorProcessor VersionImplemented Version
SAXON from Michael Kay6.4.22
Xalan-J from Apache2.4.D12
4XSLT, from 4Suite.0.12.0a32
libxslt from Daniel Veillard et al.1.0.192

The following implementations of date:month-abbreviation are available:

LanguageImplemented VersionCreatorDateDownload
EXSLT Function2Jeni Tennison2001-06-11date.month-abbreviation.function.xsl
XSLT Template2Jeni Tennison2001-06-11date.month-abbreviation.template.xsl
Javascript2Chris Bayes2001-06-11date.js
Msxsl2Chris Bayes2001-06-16date.msxsl.xsl

Change History

Previous Version: date.month-abbreviation.1.html

22001-06-11Jeni Tennison
  • Removed second (optional date format) argument.
  • Added implementations in Javascript, XSLT and EXSLT - Functions.
2.12001-06-16Jeni Tennison
  • Updated Javascript implementation.
  • Added Microsoft-specific stylesheet.
2.22001-07-20Jeni Tennison
  • If the date format passed as an argument is invalid, the function should return an empty string.
  • Added vendor implementation in Saxon 6.4.2
2.32002-08-21Craig Stewart

Added Xalan-J, libxslt and 4XSLT implementation to the list.

2.42002-11-12Craig Stewart

Updated 4XSLT version to 0.12.0a3.

http://www.exslt.org/date/functions/month-abbreviation/date.month-abbreviation.html last modified 2002-11-12