XSLT and XPath function reference in alphabetical order

(Excerpt from “XSLT 2.0 & XPath 2.0” by Frank Bongers, chapter 5, translated from German)

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Value extraction from time values, date values and duration


XPath 2.0

Return value:

The timezone component of a xs:time time indication in the form of a duration indication of xs:dayTimeDuration type.




Optional. A daytime indication of xs:time type which may contain a timezone indication. If no value is passed on, the function returns an empty result sequence.

Purpose of use:

The function extracts the value of the timezone offset of the UTC time of a time value passed on in the form of a duration value of xs:dayTimeDuration type.

The outputted value may move in the interval between +14:00 (PT14H) and -14:00 hours (-PT14H). If the empty sequence is passed on, the function returns an empty result sequence.

Example - extraction of the timezone factor from a time indication:

fn:timezone-from-time( xs:time("13:20:00-05:00")


returns the value -05:00 in the form of -PT5H as xs:dayTimeDuration.

Function definition:

XPath 1.0:

The function is not available.

XPath 2.0:

fn:timezone-from-time($arg as xs:time?) as xs:dayTimeDuration?


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