string manipulationMichael Kay mhk at mhk.me.uk
Sun Feb 5 23:03:14 PST 2006
> >> Unfortunatley, the predicate "[1 to last() - 1]" will not > work > > The Mark Logic XQuery engine implements the May 2003 Working Draft of > XQuery, and a lot has changed since then. The expression we > are talking > about is one of the things that has changed - the other > XQuery engines > you talk about seem to be specification complient in this respect. > Actually, I think the last draft that attached this meaning to the syntax seq[N to M] was the June 2001 draft , and it wasn't even specified there, it was just used for illustration in a single example. So any product that implements this is rather a long way behind the specs.  http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/WD-xquery-20010607/ Michael Kay http://www.saxonica.com/
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