[xquery-talk] If Statements within an If Statement?

David Carlisle davidc at nag.co.uk
Wed Apr 2 23:23:12 PST 2008

declare function local:main($search as xs:anyAtomicType*) as element()*
let $search := upper-case(request:get-parameter("search", ""))

this makes no sense, it's legal but so is writing 1+1-2 instead of 0.

Doing the above means that the argument to the function can never be
used, so why not declare it as a function with no arguments?

You defined $search as a function parameter then immediately mask that
with a new ariable of the same name, which makes the function parameter

local:searchresult declares variables $a and $b which it never uses

for $doc in distinct-values($seq)

looks very suspiciou as well, do you really want to be basing your
sorting and uniquenes stests on the entire text of the elements,
ignoring all markup but including all the white space used for


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