[xquery-talk] XQuery 3.0 and maps in Saxon

Michael Kay mike at saxonica.com
Sat Jan 28 11:28:19 PST 2012

On 28/01/2012 18:52, Michael Kay wrote:
> On 28/01/2012 16:56, Jakub Maly wrote:
>> (At first, I apologize to the members of XSL list, from which I was 
>> referred here, for getting the same message twice).
>> Hello,
>> I would like to experiment with map features in Saxon 
>> (http://www.saxonica.com/documentation/expressions/xpath30maps.xml), 
>> but I am unable to get past query compilation. Maybe I am missing 
>> some parameter or I use a wrong namespace, but I just can't find the 
>> right answer.
> I was rather hoping that the W3C spec would be out before the Saxon 
> implementation, but it got held up because people in the XQuery WG 
> didn't want it in XQuery 3.0. The net result is that there's a 
> shortage of documentation.
I have remedied the lack of documentation by placing a specification of 
maps as implemented in Saxon-PE 9.4 at


Any resemblance to any spec that might be published by some future W3C 
working group is entirely serendipitous.

Michael Kay

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