Re: Tutorial for collection()
> We can use patterns made with Regular Expressions. L This implies that the search query takes a regex, but it doesn't as your first example shows: *.* wouldn't be legal as a regex. Actually what it does take is a bit odd, it's designed to look like a glob (comamnd line wildcard) for simple usage so f*.xml matches all .xml files staring with f, not all files whose names are a sequence of f's followed by any letter follwed by "xml", as it would be if it were a regex. As documented though it's really converted to a regexp by changing . to \. and * to .* and adding ^ to the front, so you can use some regex syntax as well, which "falls through" this conversion, but you can't write a regex that actually uses * with its regex meaning. > The above stylesheet, collection.xsl, does not make use of an input > file. You can use some dummy input file to start it up. as Colin said, better to stick a name="main" attribute on the template and start it with -it main > In XSLT we can load documents with the xslt:document(), fn:doc(), xslt:unparsed-text() and the fn:collection() functions. You are using the prefix there to denote which specdefines each function, but I think that's confusing use, as they are all in the same namespace. > Only the last can use Regular Expressions and load many documents at a > time. document() can load many documents at one time, even in xslt 1.0. Even Given a suitable URI resolver, it can load documents not known at xslt-compile time, such as "all xml files in a directory". And as noted above, as implemented in saxon collection URIs are not really regular expressions. David ________________________________________________________________________ The Numerical Algorithms Group Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales with company number 1249803. The registered office is: Wilkinson House, Jordan Hill Road, Oxford OX2 8DR, United Kingdom. This e-mail has been scanned for all viruses by Star. The service is powered by MessageLabs. ________________________________________________________________________
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