A function call in XPath 2.0 takes the form
F ( arg1, arg2, ...) . In general, the
function name is a QName. A library of core functions is defined in the XPath 2.0 and XSLT 2.0
specifications. For details of these functions, including notes on their implementation
in this Saxon release, see the Functions section.
Additional functions are available (in a special namespace) as Saxon extensions:
these are listed in the Extensions. Further functions may be
implemented by the user, either as XSLT
stylesheet functions (see xsl:function),
as XQuery functions,
or as Java extension functions (see the Extensibility section).
XPath 3.0 introduces dynamic function calls:
EXPR ( arg1, arg2, ...) where
is an expression that evaluates to a function item.