Re: Proposed EXPath module: resource collections

Good idea! I would also welcome the introduction of such a module.

I also believe that the lowest common subset of document properties in
different implementations boils down to only a few properties.. if any
at all (except for the document uri). In my experience, most people
were asking for such an extension to be able to store and retrieve
application-defined document properties. The Qizx API provided a
similar feature for that (see [1], Section 8). A compromise could be
to have a minimum set of mandatory document properties and an extended
set of recommended properties.

Talking about the fetch function, I would personally prefer to have a
static rc:fetch function. As long as we don't have enhanced type
definitions, as recently motivated by John Snelson, functions
resulting from the evaluation of maps cannot be statically parsed


On Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 10:07 PM, Michael Kay <> wrote:
>> You might consider adding a "size" property. It's pretty useful
> yes, that was an oversight in my initial list.
> Michael Kay
> Saxonica

Received on Wednesday, 18 February 2015 12:43:10 UTC