[xquery-talk] get highest number

David Carlisle davidc at nag.co.uk
Wed May 14 15:13:08 PDT 2008

> Or switch to a better XQuery processor. I find it hard to imagine why a
> product should take noticeably longer to evaluate max(//@id) than it takes
> to evaluate //@id.

if the input is typed then it's possible that  max(//@id) could be doing
locale-sensitive lexicographic comparison, which it would slow it down (a
bit), in which case doing  max(//number(@id)) might help. But on the
other hand if the id values are numeric they didn't ought to be typed
with a (subtype of) xsd:string rather than a numeric type, so this is
just a blind and probably wrong guess...


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