Subject: Re: [xsl] Reference to functions (Was: RE: XPath 2.0: Collection-Valued Expressions (Was: Re: XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 Functions and Operators Version 1.0))|
From: Jim Melton <jim.melton@xxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 08 Sep 2001 10:15:32 -0600
> As you'll see from the published data model, there is no current intention > to support functions or expressions as a data type in the language.
So, one significant and useful feature has been ignored...
> So there's likely to be syntax akin to XQuery's
> sum(for $i in //item return $i/@price * $i/@qty)
I find this a definite step backawrds from the concise and compact syntax of XPath
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