XQJ Conformance

Saxon implements XQJ, the XQuery API for Java defined in JSR 225. The current version that is implemented is the Final Release dated March 2009, which was publicly announced on 24 June 2009.

The compliance definition for XQJ (section 3 of the specification) requires a statement of how all aspects of the specification that are implementation-defined have been implemented. The following table provides this statement for the Saxon implementation.

Implementation-defined feature

Saxon implementation

The class name of the XQDataSource implementation


All properties defined on the XQDataSource implementation

► The following properties are defined: allowExternalFunctions, dtdValidation, expandAttributeDefaults, expandXInclude, retainLineNumbers, schemaValidationMode, stripWhitespace, useXsiSchemaLocation, xmlVersion, xsdVersion.

The syntax and semantics for commands, assuming executing commands through XQExpression is supported.

► No commands are supported (only XQuery expressions).

Is cancelling of query execution supported?

► No, query execution cannot be cancelled.

The default and supported values for each parameter described in XQuery Serialization

► Although this is implementation-defined, the test suite makes some assumptions and these have been followed. The defaults are: byte-order-mark="no" cdata-section-elements="" doctype-public=null doctype-system=null encoding="utf-8" indent="yes" media-type="application/xml" method="xml" normalization-form="none" omit-xml-declaration="yes" standalone="omit" undeclare-prefixes="no" use-character-maps="" version="1.0"

Additional StAX or SAX event types being reported, beside the event types documented in [the] specification

► None.

Support for XDM instances and types based on user-defined schema types

► When used with Saxon-EE, user-defined schema types are supported, to the extent that the XQJ interface allows them to be used.

The semantics with respect to node identity, document order, and full node context, when a node is bound to an external variable.

► When a node is bound to an XQItem and hence to a variable in a query, node identity, document order, and "context" (relationships to other nodes) are maintained.

Is login timeout supported?

► No. (There is no concept of login.)

Are transactions supported?

► No. Saxon only supports read-only query via the XQJ interface.

Behaviour of the getNodeUri() method, defined on XQItemAccessor, for other than document nodes.

► The method is defined on any node, and returns the URI of the external entity in which the containing element originally appeared, if known, or the empty URI otherwise.

Behaviour of the getTypeName() method, defined on XQItemType, for anonymous types.

► Anonymous types have a system-generated name.

Behaviour of the getSchemaURI() method, defined on XQItemType

► The system identifier (document URI) of the original schema document is reported if the information is available.

Behaviour of the createItemFromDocument() methods, defined on XQDataFactory, if the specified value is not a well-formed XML document.

► An exception is thrown.

Behaviour of the bindDocument methods, defined on XQDynamicContext, if the specified value is not a well-formed XML document.

► An exception is thrown.

The error codes, reported through XQQueryException, in addition to the standard error codes listed in [XQuery] and its associated specifications.

► None. The Saxon implementation does not currently use the class XQQueryException.