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Re: [xsl] Does XQuery allow you to modify the XML? (remove elements, modify element values)

2019-10-17 12:14:35
Ah, that's right--it's called type-switching in XQuery, and it's something
I experimented with a year or two ago to see if I could really do
everything in XQuery that I do in XSLT. I love both, but I tend to use
XQuery for pulling and visualizing data from complex documents, and if I
need to represent a complete, complex file with just a few spot revisions,
XSLT really seems easier. It may be that I didn't find the right
documentation, though.

For type-switching, there's this:

Admittedly, I know XSLT identity transformations better, and it's how I
teach my students to *start* their first XSLT because it's so very easy,
especially in XSLT 3.0: https://dh.newtfire.org/XSLTExercise1.html
I mean, seriously, what could be easier than xsl:mode
on-no-match="shallow-copy"/  , and then writing a couple of dedicated
template rules to change exactly what you need?

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On Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 12:51 PM Adam Retter 
adam(_dot_)retter(_at_)googlemail(_dot_)com <
xsl-list-service(_at_)lists(_dot_)mulberrytech(_dot_)com> wrote:

Yes, you can either write a type-switch transformation in XQuery to
create a new document by filtering the content of your original
document, or you could use XQuery Update if your processor supports

For typeswitches, this might be useful -

On Thu, 17 Oct 2019 at 16:55, Costello, Roger L. costello(_at_)mitre(_dot_)org
<xsl-list-service(_at_)lists(_dot_)mulberrytech(_dot_)com> wrote:

Hi Folks,

It's been a long time since I've looked at XQuery.

I need to identify certain elements in XHTML documents and then either
remove the elements or modify their values. Can XQuery do this? Are there
free XQuery tools?

XHTML --> XQuery --> XHTML' (a modified version of the input XHTML


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