Returns the name of the default collation. If no collation has been set explicitly this will be the URI of the Unicode codepoint collation.

default-collation() ➔ xs:string

There are no arguments



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Applies to: XPath 2.0, XSLT 2.0, XQuery 1.0 and later versions

XPath 2.0 Functions and Operators

XPath 3.0 Functions and Operators

Notes on the Saxon implementation

Various Saxon APIs allow the default collation to be set for a transformation or query. It is also possible to set this from the command line, by using of the option --defaultCollation.