[xquery-talk] Query the attributes

Mailing Lists Mail daktapaal at gmail.com
Thu May 23 02:01:11 PDT 2013

Hi Mike/ JOhn/

As far as my knowledge went, i did not think anything was wrong as
calling a child element should be the same as calling attribute for
practical purposes.
I will try to reproduce the issue with something smaller. In the
meantime, I shall try John's suggestion..,

Thanks both for your replies.

On Thu, May 23, 2013 at 9:53 AM, John Snelson
<john.snelson at marklogic.com> wrote:
> On 23/05/13 09:34, Mailing Lists Mail wrote:
>>   I was trying to query the atribute value using Xquery in MarkLogic and
>>   no matter what, I dont seem to be printing the value...
>>   So this is what I do...
>>   for $college at $position in  $doc//college
>>      return
>>           <div>
>>               {$college/name}
>>           </div>
>>          <div>
>>               {$college/@id}
>>           </div>
> In both those cases you're selecting nodes, and the nodes are being added to
> the result tree. I suspect the browser is displaying the name, as it is an
> element with text content, but the "id" attribute is added as an attribute,
> which browsers don't display.
> In both cases what you really want is probably the string value of those
> nodes, which you can get be calling the string() function on them.
> John
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