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Subject: Re: [xsl] looking for Map like construct to store key/value pairs in variable
From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2012 10:55:15 -0400

Dear Robby,

I imagine they will tell you the normal way to do this is to acquire or
construct a (temporary) tree, and then query that.

It's much more powerful than a hashmap because it can be arbitrarily

Whether it performs as well in XQuery, where xsl:key is not available to
indicate that an index is called for, will be an interesting question.
(But not on topic for this list. Unless it's threaded as a comparison
between the sisters.) In theory I suppose it should, inasmuch as this
sort of thing is what XQuery is for, but there are likely to be devils
in the details.

I have heard rumors of a hash-like data structure for 3.0.


On 3/28/2012 7:50 AM, Robby Pelssers wrote:
Hi Wolfgang,

Actually I shouldn't have posted the question on this list.  I know
about the xsl:key instruction but was hoping for a xpath / xquery
solution where I can store the key/value pairs in a dictionary
variable ;-)

Will post my question to the Xquery list instead.
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