Re: [xsl] Map construction

Subject: Re: [xsl] Map construction
From: "Christophe Marchand cmarchand@xxxxxxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 09:21:55 -0000
Oh ! Thanks a lot !

I've missed this, I had only the xpath constructions in mind.

Best regards,

Le 18/04/2019 C 10:28, Michael Kay mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx a C)critB :
Alernatively, use the xsl:map and xsl:map-entry instructions. Unlike map:merge this doesn't allow any control over handling of duplicates (though we're adding that as a Saxon extension in the next release).

<xsl:variable name="myMap" as="map(xs:string,xs:string+)">
<xsl:map:entry key="'key1'" select="'val11','val12'"/>

Michael Kay

On 18 Apr 2019, at 09:12, John Lumley john@xxxxxxxxxxxx <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On 18/04/2019 09:06, Christophe Marchand cmarchand@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:

is it legal to construct a map this way :

<xsl:variable name="myMap" as="map(xs:string,xs:string+)">
   <xsl:sequence select="map:entry('key1', ('val11','val12'))"/>
   <xsl:sequence select="map:entry('key2', ('val21','val22'))"/>

Or should I construct a sequence of map:entry, and then apply map:merge on that sequence ?
You should use map:merge(map(*)*) on a sequence of maps - map:entry() produces a single entry map. $myMap as written has type map(*)+ - a sequence of single-entry maps. Use the $options second argument of map:merge() to control behaviour when duplicate keys are detected...

Thanks in advance,

-- *John Lumley* MA PhD CEng FIEE john@xxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:john@xxxxxxxxxxxx> on behalf of Saxonica Ltd

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