Functions and Operators
The new XSLT function
type-available has been implemented. See
W3C Bugzilla entry 3165 for details.
The component extraction functions on
xs:duration have been changed to return normalized
values. For example
seconds-from-duration(xs:duration('PT90S')) now returns 30 rather than 90.
W3C Bugzilla entry 3369
for details of the specification change.
On JDK 1.5, and on the .NET platform, a case-blind regular expression (that is, the "i" flag) is now
expanded by Saxon into the equivalent case-sensitive regular expression, rather than relying on the
implementation of case-blind searching in the underlying regex engine. This change has been made because
it was found that on both the Java and .NET platforms, case-blind searching did not behave according to the
detailed rules defined for XPath, and in fact it was impossible to determine what the detailed rules were.
On JDK 1.4, however, the underlying implementation is still used, which gives slighly different behaviour in
corner cases involving character negation and subtraction.
document-uri() function now returns a document URI in a wider range of circumstances,
for example, it returns a value for documents returned by the
collection() function. This has
been achieved by ignoring the requirement that
doc(document($D)) should always return $D.
For example, if all the documents returned by a user-written CollectionURIResolver have the SystemId "dummy",
then this string will be returned as the value of the document-uri property, even though the call
doc('dummy') will not deliver the same (or any) document.
A consequence of this change is that the data model now distinguishes more carefully between the
document URI and the base URI. For a document node, the document URI is represented internally by the
SystemId property of the
DocumentInfo object, while the base URI is represented
BaseURI property. The document node of a temporary tree has a base URI, but it has
no document URI. This means that the
SystemId of a temporary document should now be null,
whereas it was previously set to the value of the base URI.
If a URI passed to the
document() function contains a fragment identifier, the fragment
identifier must now be a valid NCName, otherwise a fatal error
XTRE1160 is reported. Note
that Saxon (as permitted by the letter of the specification) treats any document successfully retrieved by the
document() function as having media type
application/xml for the purpose of
interpreting any fragment identifier.
CollectionURIResolver interface has changed to allow collections to be stable (in the sense
that retrieving the same collection twice will return the same nodes). The items in the
returned by this class may now be
xs:anyURI values, as an alternative to returning nodes directly
as NodeInfo instances. If
xs:anyURI values are returned, the actual document is obtained by supplying
this URI to the doc() function. This means Saxon first checks to see if there is already a loaded document with this URI,
and if so, that document is returned. If there is no such document, then it will be loaded by calling the registered
URIResolver. This mechanism is backwards compatible with existing user-written