[xquery-talk] Sequence from String-Literal

Michael Kay mike at saxonica.com
Fri May 11 23:26:05 PDT 2007

> The cases I have seen is where I want to do a quick-and-dirty 
> parse in XQuery of some textual format so I can get XML to 
> play with.  You can get pretty far with fn:replace, as long 
> as you can then parse the string into XML at the end of it.

That suggests to me a need for something like XSLT's xsl:analyze-string,
which allows you to create a tree structure as the result of regex
processing. Generating lexical XML and then parsing it seems a bit of a

Michael Kay

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