[xquery-talk] Sequence from String-Literal

Toar Imanuel toar.imanuel at gmail.com
Fri May 11 10:26:13 PDT 2007

Is util:eval the function that you are looking for?

let $i := "<b><a>1</a></b>"
return util:eval($i)

More details on eXist function documentation...


On 5/11/07, florianwendland at freenet.de <florianwendland at freenet.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> thanks for the saxon parse() advice. But i need an eXist solution:
> Within the eval function,i have the same problem, that exist disallows
> to bind a string literatl to a variable, which is treated like a node
> sequence. I allways get the error, that eXist is not able to cast the
> xs:string to a sequence.
> I solved the problem by querying first the whole document and than
> proceed the query locally with saxon. But, this is quiet circumstantial,
> i think. It works, but this is not the best way.
> Can someone display some code, how to cast a string literal into a node
> sequence for eXist? I would be grateful.
> Berkley DB XML solved this, by passing variables as a XMLValue type to
> the query processor. IMHO, eXist had to implement equal mechanisms as
> soon as possible.
> Thx
> mfw
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