EXSLT - dyn:max - Implementer Page

Version: 1
Status: new
User Page: index.html
XML Definition: dyn.max.xml
Function Package: dyn.max.zip

Function Syntax

number dyn:max(node-set, string)

The dyn:max function calculates the maximum value for the nodes passed as the first argument, where the value of each node is calculated dynamically using an XPath expression passed as a string as the second argument.

The expressions are evaluated relative to the nodes passed as the first argument. In other words, the value for each node is calculated by evaluating the XPath expression with all context information being the same as that for the call to the dyn:max function itself, except for the following:

  • the context node is the node whose value is being calculated
  • the context position is the position of the node within the node set passed as the first argument to the dyn:max function, arranged in document order
  • the context size is the number of nodes passed as the first argument to the dyn:max function

The dyn:max function returns the maximum of these values, calculated in exactly the same way as for math:max.

If the expression string passed as the second argument is an invalid XPath expression (including an empty string), this function returns NaN.

This function must take a second argument. To calculate the maximum of a set of nodes based on their string values, you should use the math:max function.

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


No XSLT processors that we know of have built-in support for dyn:max.

There are currently no third-party implementations of dyn:max.

Change History

Submitted: 2001-11-25
Creator: Jeni Tennison(http://www.jenitennison.com)

Returns the maximum value from a set of nodes, when that value is calculated dynamically based on an XPath expression.

http://www.exslt.org/dyn/functions/max/dyn.max.html last modified 2001-11-25