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Re: [xsl] How to check an element's type against an XSD simpleType and skip that element if it does not conform to the simpleType?

2013-07-16 07:56:35

On 16 Jul 2013, at 13:29, David Carlisle wrote:

On 16/07/2013 13:07, Costello, Roger L. wrote:
Michael Kay wrote:

Unfortunately schema-aware processing in XQuery and XSLT doesn't
give you this capability.

Is there a workaround?

Is there is no way for an XSLT program to express: "Hey, validate xyz
against the XML Schema and if xyz is not schema-valid then discard
it." No way to express that?


Can't you just not validate the input, then test within the stylesheet
as you are testing an atomic/simple type.


Yes, in fact you could do it at a different granularity; you could read an 
(unvalidated) BOOKLIST and then iterate over the BOOK elements, validating each 
one in turn, catching any errors using try/catch, and then doing different 
processing based on whether the BOOK was valid or not.

Michael Kay
Saxonica
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