[xquery-talk] XQuery Style Conventions

Raffaele Sena raff at aromatic.org
Thu Oct 20 17:00:36 PDT 2005

One thing I didn’t see mentioned in the document, and that I always have
mixed feelings with, is assigning XML to a variable.
If the XML snippet is short and it fits on a line it’s fine. If it is
reasonably complex where do you indent ?

For example:

let $short-xml := <result><status>{ $some-status }</status></result>

let $long-xml :=
       <h1>document title</h1>
          { $content-generated-elsewere }

-- Raffaele
From: talk-bounces at xquery.com [mailto:talk-bounces at xquery.com] On Behalf Of
McBeath, Darin W (ELS-AMS)
Sent: Thursday, October 20, 2005 12:30 PM
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Subject: [xquery-talk] XQuery Style Conventions

The developers at xqDoc.org would like your feedback on our draft version of
"XQuery Style Conventions".  These conventions have been developed based on
our experiences with the XQuery language (and various XQuery engines) during
the past 3 years.  We would like to incorporate input from other XQuery
pioneers to make the document more robust and complete. 

When the document is finalized, we plan on making this document freely
available on the xqDoc web site.  In the interim, the draft version of the
"XQuery Style Conventions" can be found here:


We look forward to your feedback.

darin at xqdoc.org

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