March 10, 2004

random:random-sequence() at large

Ok, I've implemented EXSLT Random module, which consists of the only function random:random-sequence() for EXSLT.NET library. Here is how it looks now: ...

<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl=""
xmlns:random="" exclude-result-prefixes="random">
    <xsl:template match="/">
    	10 random numbers: 
    		<xsl:for-each select="random:random-sequence(10)">
    		<xsl:value-of select="format-number(., '##0.000')"/>
    		<xsl:if test="position() != last()">, 
The result is
10 random numbers: 
The function accepts optional number of random numbers (1 by default) to generate and optional seed (DateTime.Now.Ticks by default) and returns nodeset of <random> elements, each one containing generated random number.

EXSLT.NET team members are encouraged to review my implementation in the projects's source repository and if nobody objects we can release EXSLT.NET 1.1 version.

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