Create a “Current Date” Extension Element for Xalan

Create a “Current Date” Extension Element for Xalan

This tip is just a small application that creates an extension element for the Xalan processor. The name of the new element is &lttoday&gt and it can be used to access the current date. After the application code, there’s a small XSL stylesheet that uses this element.

//Java codepackage xslt.extension.myelement;import java.util.Calendar;public class MyExtension{   public String today(org.apache.xalan.extensions.XSLProcessorContext XSLPC,    org.apache.xalan.templates.ElemExtensionCall EEC)    {    String[] luni={"January","February","March",                    "April","May","June","July","August",                   "September","October","November","December"};          Calendar C=Calendar.getInstance();    String luna=luni[C.get(Calendar.MONTH)];    String data=String.valueOf(C.get(Calendar.DATE));    String an=String.valueOf(C.get(Calendar.YEAR));          return (data+"."+luna+"."+an);    }      }//XSL stylesheet<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>           	        		         	 			                        Today:      	        


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