EXSLT - Common - Implementer Page

Version: 1
User Page: index.html
XML Definition: exsl.xml
Module Package: exsl.zip

EXSLT - Common covers common, basic extension elements and functions.

The extension elements and functions defined within this document are governed by the general rules about extensions to XSLT covered in [14. Extensions] in [XSLT 1.0].

XSLT processors are free to support any number of the extension elements and functions described in this document. However, an XSLT processor must not claim to support EXSLT - Common unless all the core extensions described within this document are implemented by the processor. An implementation of an extension element or function in an EXSLT namespace must conform to the behaviour described in this document.

Using EXSLT will only make your stylesheet portable amongst the implementations that support EXSLT. Note that there is no requirement for XSLT processors that are compliant to XSLT to support the extensions described within EXSLT.


The namespace for EXSLT - Common is:


Throughout this document, the prefix exsl is used to refer to this namespace. Any other prefix can be used within a particular stylesheet (though a prefix must be specified to enable the extension functions to be recognised as extensions).


Other Elements

The following extension elements are not considered stable and are not part of the core of EXSLT - Common. Processors that claim support of EXSLT - Common might not support these elements.

   href = { uri-reference }
   method = { "xml" | "html" | "text" | qname-but-not-ncname }
   version = { nmtoken }
   encoding = { string }
   omit-xml-declaration = { "yes" | "no" }
   standalone = { "yes" | "no" }
   doctype-public = { string }
   doctype-system = { string }
   cdata-section-elements = { qnames }
   indent = { "yes" | "no" }
   media-type = { string }>
   <-- Content: template -->
* old version of element


Core Functions

The following extension functions are considered stable and are core to EXSLT - Common. Processors that claim support of EXSLT - Common must support these functions.

exsl:node-set2*revisednode-set exsl:node-set(object)-
exsl:object-type2stablestring exsl:object-type(object)-
* old version of function

Change History

Submitted: 2001-03-28
Creator: Jeni Tennison

A module of common functions.

1.12001-05-22Jeni Tennison

Moved exsl:node-set and exsl:object-type into the core.

http://www.exslt.org/exsl/exsl.html last modified 2001-05-22