[xquery-talk] Query with subelements nested inside words

eah at faust.ab.ca eah at faust.ab.ca
Wed Jun 1 12:53:26 PDT 2005

Thanks to those who replied, both on- and off-list. My XQuery
implementation was indeed buggy and didn't handle the query properly. I
have since updated it to a more recent version and all is well.


> Hi,
>  > I would like to be able to extract the contents of <elemt> as a string
>  > without the subelements and with the integrity of the words
>  > unaffected.
> according to the XQuery specification, the string-value of the root node
> ist exactly what you want - all characters below it concatenated, no
> elements/attributes/PIs/etc.
> You should be able to get your result using the fn:string() accessor,
> e.g.:
>  > let $doc := <root>
>  >   <elemt>Something is ro<lig>tt</lig>en in the state of
>  > <emph>Den</emph>mark</elemt>
>  > </root>
>  > return string($doc)
> returns:
>  > Something is rotten in the state of Denmark
> If your implementation inserts whitespaces in the string it's probably
> not conformant to the XQuery Data Model, at least how I understand it.
> Regards,
> Martin

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