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RE: Renaming an element - getting a value without tags

From: Michael Kay <mhk@mhk.me.uk>
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2005 09:05:27 +0100
To: "'Jule Kleine'" <listmail@web.de>, <www-ql@w3.org>
Message-ID: <E1E5fP5-0006Ka-Ap@lisa.w3.org>

To copy the text node children of <old>, use $value/text()

To copy all the children of <old>, including comments and PIs, use
$value/node()

To copy the typed value of <old>, use data($value)

If the content of your element is a simple string these will all do the same
thing.

Michael Kay
http://www.saxonica.com/
 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-ql-request@w3.org [mailto:www-ql-request@w3.org] On 
> Behalf Of Jule Kleine
> Sent: 18 August 2005 00:53
> To: www-ql@w3.org
> Subject: Renaming an element - getting a value without tags
> 
> 
> 
> Hi,
> 
> I would like to use xquery to rename an element:
> 
> 
> <text>
>   <old>value</old>
> </text>
> 
> 
> should then be:
> 
> <text>
>   <new>value</new>
> </text>
> 
> -----
> 
> My XQuery is:
> 
> for $text in doc("sample.xml")/text
> 
> let $value := $text/old
> let $outputValue := <new>{$value}</new>
> 
> return
> (
> <text>
>    {$outputValue}
> </text>
> )
> 
> 
> What I get is:
> 
> <text>
> 	<new>
> 		<old>value</old>
> 	</new>
> </text>
> 
> 
> Is there any chance to get $value without it's start and endtag ?
> As far as I know I cannot get the text of an element with 
> xpath, right ? So is there a way to solve it in xquery ? 
> I was experimenting with different forms of {$value} and 
> $value and was searching in all examples I could get but 
> couldnt solve the problem, I hope you know some help....
> 
> Thank you
> Jule
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
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