Calling Java Constructors
Java constructors are called by using the function named
If there are several constructors, then again
the system tries to find the one that is the best fit, according to the types of the supplied arguments. The result
new() is an XPath value whose type is denoted by a QName whose local name
is the actual Java class (for example
and whose namespace
http://saxon.sf.net/java-type (conventional prefix
class). Any '$'
characters in the class name are replaced by '-' characters in the QName.
The only things that can be done with a wrapped Java Object
are to assign it to a variable, to pass it to an extension function, and to convert it to a string, number,
or boolean, using the rules given below.
The use of external object types in namespace
http://saxon.sf.net/java-type reflects the
Java type hierarchy. For example, if a variable is declared to accept a type of
a value of type
jt:java.util.ArrayList will be accepted, but a value of type