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   RE: RE: [xml-dev] XQuery and DTD/Schema?

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> > I can think of lots of scenarios where I would want my
> > get-total() function to 
> > process the  "merely well-formed elements whose name happens 
> > to be 'invoice'".
> > 
> I agree. I am both dissappointed and stunned that such functionality
> does not exist in XQuery. 
Of course this functionality exists.

function getTotal (element* $nodes) {
  return sum(for $x in $nodes[self::invoice] return

The fact that you are allowed to write specific types in function
signatures doesn't stop you writing generic ones if you prefer.

Michael Kay
Software AG
home: Michael.H.Kay@ntlworld.com
work: Michael.Kay@softwareag.com 


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