public interface CollectionURIResolver extends Serializable
SequenceIterator resolve(String href, String base, XPathContext context) throws XPathException
href- The relative URI of the collection. This corresponds to the argument supplied to the collection() function. If the collection() function was called with no arguments (to get the "default collection") this argument will be null.
base- The base URI that should be used. This is the base URI of the static context in which the call to collection() was made, typically the URI of the stylesheet or query module
context- The dynamic execution context
When the fn:uri-collection() function is called: the result will consist of (a) any items that are xs:anyURI values, and (b) the document URIs of any items that are document nodes with a document URI.
When the fn:collection() function is called: if xs:anyURI values are returned, the corresponding document will be retrieved as if by a call to the fn:doc() function: this means that the system first checks to see if the document is already loaded, and if not, calls the registered URIResolver to dereference the URI. This is the recommended approach to ensure that the resulting collection is stable: however, it has the consequence that the documents will by default remain in memory for the duration of the query or transformation.
If the collection URI is not recognized, the method may either return an empty iterator, in which case no error is reported, or it may throw an exception, in which case the query or transformation fails. Returning null has the same effect as returning an empty iterator.
XPathException- if any failure occurs
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