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[Bug 30049] New: [XSLT30] Request for clarification if xsl:evaluate example supposed to implement function-lookup is supposed to return empty sequence if function is not found

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Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:44:33 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=30049

            Bug ID: 30049
           Summary: [XSLT30] Request for clarification if xsl:evaluate
                    example supposed to implement function-lookup is
                    supposed to return empty sequence if function is not
                    found
           Product: XPath / XQuery / XSLT
           Version: Candidate Recommendation
          Hardware: PC
                OS: Windows NT
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: XSLT 3.0
          Assignee: mike@saxonica.com
          Reporter: martin.honnen@gmx.de
        QA Contact: public-qt-comments@w3.org
  Target Milestone: ---

https://www.w3.org/XML/Group/qtspecs/specifications/xslt-30/html/Overview-diff.html#evaluate-examples
has an example saying

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The function-lookupFO30 function, if it were not available in the standard
library, could be implemented like this:

<xsl:function name="f:function-lookup">
       <xsl:param name="name" as="xs:QName"/>
       <xsl:param name="arity" as="xs:integer"/>
       <xsl:evaluate xpath="'Q{' || namespace-uri-from-QName($name) || '}' 
                      || local-name-from-QName($name) || '#' || $arity">
         <xsl:with-param name="name" as="xs:QName" select="$name"/>
         <xsl:with-param name="arity" as="xs:integer" select="$arity"/>
       </xsl:evaluate>
     </xsl:function>  


The xsl:evaluate instruction uses the supplied QName and arity to construct an
expression of the form Q{namespace-uri}local#arity, which is then evaluated to
return a function item representing the requested function. 

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

However, the FO30/31 'function-lookup'
https://www.w3.org/TR/xpath-functions-30/#func-function-lookup has the
signature fn:function-lookup($name as xs:QName, $arity as xs:integer) as
function(*)? and is defined to return an empty sequence if the function is not
found: "Otherwise (if no known function can be identified by name and arity),
an empty sequence is returned".

As far as I can tell and have tested, above example of using xsl:evaluate
inside of the function declaration of 'f:function-lookup' will return an error
XTDE3160 if the function is not found so in that case it is not an
implementation of 'function-lookup' and behaves differently.

So I think either the explanation should say that 'f:function-lookup' behaves
slightly differently or the function implementation needs to be fixed to

        <xsl:function name="f:function-lookup">
                <xsl:param name="name" as="xs:QName"/>
                <xsl:param name="arity" as="xs:integer"/>
                <xsl:try>
            <xsl:evaluate xpath="'Q{' || namespace-uri-from-QName($name) || '}' 
                || local-name-from-QName($name) || '#' || $arity">
                <xsl:with-param name="name" as="xs:QName" select="$name"/>
                <xsl:with-param name="arity" as="xs:integer" select="$arity"/>
            </xsl:evaluate>
            <xsl:catch errors="err:XTDE3160" select="()"/>
                </xsl:try>
        </xsl:function>

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