[xquery-talk] Help with an XQuery function

Liam R E Quin liam at w3.org
Tue May 15 09:48:14 PDT 2012

On Tue, 2012-05-15 at 11:29 -0400, Custer, Mark wrote:
> This works, but I was wondering if it could be written better (and I
> imagine that someone already has written a concise XQuery function to
> do this).

It might be easier to write it recursively, but clear is better than

>   Also, I'm not entirely sure why, but when I run the above function,
> I get the following result:
> /a /b /c[3]

This is because you construct a sequence of strings. Use
string-join( your-function(), "")
to fix that.

Or it might be, string-join("", your-function()), I never remember,
which suggests it's the opposite of the other languages I use :-)


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