Common (exsl)

The EXSLT Common package provides basic functions that expand upon the capabilities of XSLT. The namespace for the Common package is http://exslt.org/common.

exsl:node-set()
exsl:node-set() returns a node-set from a result tree fragment, which is what you get when you look at the xsl:variable instead of its select attribute to fetch a variable's value. This lets you process the XML created within a variable to process it in multiple steps.
exsl:object-type()
exsl:object-type() returns a string that indicates the type of the specified object.

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exsl:node-set()Chrome ? Edge ? Firefox Full support 3IE ? Opera ? Safari ? WebView Android ? Chrome Android ? Firefox Android Full support 4Opera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?
exsl:object-type()Chrome ? Edge ? Firefox Full support 3IE ? Opera ? Safari ? WebView Android ? Chrome Android ? Firefox Android Full support 4Opera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?

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