Used to construct a new map.

Category: instruction
Content: sequence-constructor
Permitted parent elements: any XSLT element whose content model is sequence-constructor; any literal result element
Element has no attributes


The sequence constructor must evaluate to a sequence of maps. These can be constructed using xsl:map-entry elements.


Example 1

<xsl:variable name="week" as="map(xs:string, xs:string)"> <xsl:map> <xsl:map-entry key="'Mo'" select="'Monday'"/> <xsl:map-entry key="'Tu'" select="'Tuesday'"/> <xsl:map-entry key="'We'" select="'Wednesday'"/> <xsl:map-entry key="'Th'" select="'Thursday'"/> <xsl:map-entry key="'Fr'" select="'Friday'"/> <xsl:map-entry key="'Sa'" select="'Saturday'"/> <xsl:map-entry key="'Su'" select="'Sunday'"/> </xsl:map> </xsl:variable>

Example 2

<xsl:variable name="index" as="map(xs:string, element(employee))"> <xsl:map> <xsl:for-each select="//employee"> <xsl:map-entry key="@empNr" select="."/> </xsl:for-each> </xsl:map> </xsl:variable>

Links to W3C specifications

XSLT 3.0 Specification

See also