I have an application that uses Saxon 6.5.3 and XSLT 1.0 (mostly).

This is currently being upgraded to Saxon 9.1 (with Saxon 9.2 a possibility) and I've run into some issues.

Some of the numbers being processed are coming out in scientific notation and it's giving me no end of trouble. From what I've read this is expected behaviour when numbers are outside a certain range (outside 10^6 to 10^-6 or so i believe) and I am aware of the format-number function.

My question is if there is any way around using format-number() as the application uses a significant number of stylesheets which would need changing and the format required is not consistent across numeric fields. Possibly a way to disable this behaviour from within Saxon or another solution?

Any help or suggestions would be most welcome!


Andrei Mihu

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