Sorry this is probably not the most appropriate forum, but I have looked
everywhere I can think of. If anyone on this list can point me in the right
direction I would be grateful.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Brian T. Wolf" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Newsgroups: comp.text.xml
Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2001 2:04 PM
Subject: xslt and number formats

> OK, I am at my wits' end. I have looked at various sites, specs, and
> FAQ's, and I just am not getting an understanding of number
> formatting. I am using templates to transform my XML data into a table
> after which I will have column totals. I am using the sum() function
> and the math seems to be working as expected - with one minor hitch:
> the decimals are being truncated. Since I am printing invoices dealing
> with currency it is essential that the decimals remain down to the
> penny. Can someone explain this in clear English for me, or else point
> me somewhere I may not have yet seen?
> sample XML:
> <taxes>
>  <tax_item>
>   <description>Federal Excise Tax</description>
>   <amount>2.25</amount>
>  </tax_item>
>  <tax_item>
>   <description>State 911 Emergency Tax</description>
>   <amount>0.54</amount>
>  </tax_item>
> </taxes>
> sample XSL:
> <xsl:template match="taxes">
>  <!-- cut irrelevant table info -->
>  <fo:table-row>
>   <fo:table-cell>
>    <fo:block>
>     <xsl:value-of select="sum(tax_item/amount)"/>
>    </fo:block>
>   </fo:table-cell>
>  </fo:table-row>
>  <!-- other irrelevant table info -->
> </xsl:template>
> I am using xalan-2.0.0 for the transformation, if that makes a
> difference.
> Thanks much,
> Brian

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