[xquery-talk] moving an element from last child to next sibling

Michael Sokolov sokolov at ifactory.com
Tue Oct 23 19:30:20 PDT 2012

On 10/23/2012 10:02 AM, David Sewell wrote:
> Speaking as someone who wrote a lot of pseudo-templates in XQuery 
> before MarkLogic added an XSLT 2.0 parser to their product, this is 
> one area where XSLT is a lot more pleasant to use, if that's a 
> possibility.
> David
Hear, hear - we abandoned using xquery for transformations as well for 
that reason.

When I was still struggling with that, I found myself trying to write a 
pattern-matching system (basically something like xslt implemented in 
xquery), but it was too difficult in XQuery 1.0.

Now I wonder whether something like this is feasible using xquery 3.0 
features.  Maybe not worth the effort, given the existence of xslt, but 
at least you could imagine defining a map of XPath to function, 
iterating over a tree, matching patterns and calling functions...


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