org.apache.xalan.lib
Class ExsltDynamic

java.lang.Object
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public class ExsltDynamic
extends ExsltBase

This class contains EXSLT dynamic extension functions. It is accessed by specifying a namespace URI as follows:

    xmlns:dyn="http://exslt.org/dynamic"
 
The documentation for each function has been copied from the relevant EXSLT Implementer page.

See Also:
EXSLT
Usage:

Field Summary
static java.lang.String EXSL_URI
           
 
Constructor Summary
ExsltDynamic()
           
 
Method Summary
static NodeList closure(ExpressionContext myContext, NodeList nl, java.lang.String expr)
          The dyn:closure function creates a node set resulting from transitive closure of evaluating the expression passed as the second argument on each of the nodes passed as the first argument, then on the node set resulting from that and so on until no more nodes are found.
static XObject evaluate(ExpressionContext myContext, java.lang.String xpathExpr)
          The dyn:evaluate function evaluates a string as an XPath expression and returns the resulting value, which might be a boolean, number, string, node set, result tree fragment or external object.
static NodeList map(ExpressionContext myContext, NodeList nl, java.lang.String expr)
          The dyn:map function evaluates the expression passed as the second argument for each of the nodes passed as the first argument, and returns a node set of those values.
static double max(ExpressionContext myContext, NodeList nl, java.lang.String expr)
          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.
static double min(ExpressionContext myContext, NodeList nl, java.lang.String expr)
          The dyn:min function calculates the minimum 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.
static double sum(ExpressionContext myContext, NodeList nl, java.lang.String expr)
          The dyn:sum function calculates the sum 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.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
equals, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Field Detail

EXSL_URI

public static final java.lang.String EXSL_URI
Constructor Detail

ExsltDynamic

public ExsltDynamic()
Method Detail

max

public static double max(ExpressionContext myContext,
                         NodeList nl,
                         java.lang.String expr)
                  throws SAXNotSupportedException
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 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.

Parameters:
myContext - The ExpressionContext passed by the extension processor
nl - The node set
expr - The expression string
Returns:
The maximum evaluation value

min

public static double min(ExpressionContext myContext,
                         NodeList nl,
                         java.lang.String expr)
                  throws SAXNotSupportedException
The dyn:min function calculates the minimum 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:min function itself, except for the following:

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

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 minimum of a set of nodes based on their string values, you should use the math:min function.

Parameters:
myContext - The ExpressionContext passed by the extension processor
nl - The node set
expr - The expression string
Returns:
The minimum evaluation value

sum

public static double sum(ExpressionContext myContext,
                         NodeList nl,
                         java.lang.String expr)
                  throws SAXNotSupportedException
The dyn:sum function calculates the sum 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:sum function itself, except for the following:

The dyn:sum function returns the sumimum of these values, calculated in exactly the same way as for sum.

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 sumimum of a set of nodes based on their string values, you should use the sum function.

Parameters:
myContext - The ExpressionContext passed by the extension processor
nl - The node set
expr - The expression string
Returns:
The sum of the evaluation value on each node

map

public static NodeList map(ExpressionContext myContext,
                           NodeList nl,
                           java.lang.String expr)
                    throws SAXNotSupportedException
The dyn:map function evaluates the expression passed as the second argument for each of the nodes passed as the first argument, and returns a node set of those values.

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:map function itself, except for the following:

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

If the XPath expression evaluates as a node set, the dyn:map function returns the union of the node sets returned by evaluating the expression for each of the nodes in the first argument. Note that this may mean that the node set resulting from the call to the dyn:map function contains a different number of nodes from the number in the node set passed as the first argument to the function.

If the XPath expression evaluates as a number, the dyn:map function returns a node set containing one exsl:number element (namespace http://exslt.org/common) for each node in the node set passed as the first argument to the dyn:map function, in document order. The string value of each exsl:number element is the same as the result of converting the number resulting from evaluating the expression to a string as with the number function, with the exception that Infinity results in an exsl:number holding the highest number the implementation can store, and -Infinity results in an exsl:number holding the lowest number the implementation can store.

If the XPath expression evaluates as a boolean, the dyn:map function returns a node set containing one exsl:boolean element (namespace http://exslt.org/common) for each node in the node set passed as the first argument to the dyn:map function, in document order. The string value of each exsl:boolean element is 'true' if the expression evaluates as true for the node, and '' if the expression evaluates as false.

Otherwise, the dyn:map function returns a node set containing one exsl:string element (namespace http://exslt.org/common) for each node in the node set passed as the first argument to the dyn:map function, in document order. The string value of each exsl:string element is the same as the result of converting the result of evaluating the expression for the relevant node to a string as with the string function.

Parameters:
myContext - The ExpressionContext passed by the extension processor
nl - The node set
expr - The expression string
Returns:
The node set after evaluation

evaluate

public static XObject evaluate(ExpressionContext myContext,
                               java.lang.String xpathExpr)
                        throws SAXNotSupportedException
The dyn:evaluate function evaluates a string as an XPath expression and returns the resulting value, which might be a boolean, number, string, node set, result tree fragment or external object. The sole argument is the string to be evaluated.

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

You should only use this function if the expression must be constructed dynamically, otherwise it is much more efficient to use the expression literally.

Parameters:
myContext - The ExpressionContext passed by the extension processor
xpathExpr - The XPath expression string
Returns:
The evaluation result

closure

public static NodeList closure(ExpressionContext myContext,
                               NodeList nl,
                               java.lang.String expr)
                        throws SAXNotSupportedException
The dyn:closure function creates a node set resulting from transitive closure of evaluating the expression passed as the second argument on each of the nodes passed as the first argument, then on the node set resulting from that and so on until no more nodes are found. For example:
  dyn:closure(., '*')
 
returns all the descendant elements of the node (its element children, their children, their children's children and so on).

The expression is thus evaluated several times, each with a different node set acting as the context of the expression. The first time the expression is evaluated, the context node set is the first argument passed to the dyn:closure function. In other words, the node set 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:closure function itself, except for the following:

The result for a particular iteration is the union of the node sets resulting from evaluting the expression for each of the nodes in the source node set for that iteration. This result is then used as the source node set for the next iteration, and so on. The result of the function as a whole is the union of the node sets generated by each iteration.

If the expression string passed as the second argument is an invalid XPath expression (including an empty string) or an expression that does not return a node set, this function returns an empty node set.

Parameters:
myContext - The ExpressionContext passed by the extension processor
nl - The node set
expr - The expression string
Returns:
The node set after evaluation


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