[xquery-talk] How to run xquery dynamically on file listing
rasmussen.bryan at gmail.com
Sat Apr 12 14:52:46 PDT 2008
so you're saying Saxon will accept a file scheme uri to the directory?
Just to clarify.
On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 11:48 PM, Michael Kay <mike at saxonica.com> wrote:
> >Is there anyway to do something like:
> for $x in collection("xmlfiles")
> where 'xmlfiles' is a subdirectory containing the actual xml files I want to
> use? I would need to know the exact syntax, as this is all new to me.
> As others have said, the interpretation of the URI passed to collection() is
> very much processor-dependent. Altova have their own XQuery processor, and I
> would imagine it treats collection() in the same way as their XSLT
> processor: in their 2007 product that's effectively a null implementation,
> in the 2008 version it does roughly the same as Saxon: you can either
> specify a directory name, or the name of an XML file that acts as a catalog
> of the collection. IIRC, they don't provide the ability to filter the
> contents of the directory.
> Michael Kay
> talk at x-query.com
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