Experimental: proposed new XSLT 4.0 instruction. Constructs an array, whose content is established using the contained sequence constructor.
Permitted parent elements: any XSLT element whose content model is sequence-constructor; any literal result element
The contents of the array may be given either by an
expression in the
If this attribute is present with the
value "yes", then the contained sequence constructor must deliver a sequence of parcels
(items of type
Available in the XSLT 4.0 proposal. Requires Saxon-PE or Saxon-EE. Implemented experimentally since Saxon 11. Available for all platforms.
Notes on the Saxon implementationsaxon:array
If every member of the array is to be a singleton item, then it is simplest to use
the default value
composite="no". The setting
is needed if any of the members is to be an empty sequence, or a sequence containing
multiple items. (Note that when constructing an array destined for serialization as JSON,
the members of the array will always contain either a single item, or be empty. Empty members
translate to the JSON value
composite="yes", the array members can conveniently be constructed
using the xsl:array-member
instruction. In fact, the following constructions are all equivalent:
A type error occurs if
composite="yes" is used and there are items in the sequence that
do not match the item type
record(value, *) (that is, a map having an entry whose key is the
string "value"). Any other entries in the map are ignored.
For more information, see Creating arrays.