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Subject: Re: [xsl] Code to Translate XSLT Functions to XQuery Functions?
From: "Marc van Grootel marc.van.grootel@xxxxxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:39:32 -0000

.. and Saxon has
ml which lets you import XQuery modules. So you can share code between XSLT
and XQuery. Not in HE though.


> On 28 aug. 2014, at 23:17, "Dimitre Novatchev dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx"
<xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 11:03 AM, Eliot Kimber ekimber@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> For the most part my functions
>> are relatively simple and except for one that uses analyze-string, they
>> are all implemented XPath expressions that will work as written in XQuery.
> The <xsl:analyze-string> instruction now has its analogue as an XSLT
> 3.0 function: analyze-string(),
> http://www.w3.org/TR/xpath-functions-30/#func-analyze-string
> As for "translating" XSLT functions to XQuery functions, this may not
> be generally possible, especially in the cases when the source
> functions use functionality that is absent in XQuery, such as applying
> templates.
> If one writes their functions as XPath 3.0 inline function items, then
> these are immediately usable both from XSLT and from XQuery, and from
> any other language that hosts XPath 3.0. I would recommend this
> approach, especially for writing future functions. Among other
> benefits, one achieves a single and non-redundant source, that is used
> by many hosting languages.
> More on writing XPath 3.0 functions, and generally on XPath
> programming, can be found here:
> --
> Cheers,
> Dimitre Novatchev
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