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Name

[2.0] resolve-QName()

This is a function that constructs a QName. Given an xs:string in the format of a (optionally prefixed) name and an element, this function returns a QName. The prefix of the name, if any, is resolved using the namespaces in scope for the given element.

Syntax

xs:QName? resolve-QName($qname as xs:string?, $element as element())

Inputs

An xs:string that is a valid XML name (it can contain a namespace prefix as well) and an element.

Outputs

A new xs:QName value.

Defined in

XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 Functions and Operators section 11.1, “Additional Constructor Functions for QNames.”

Example

To create a new QName value with resolve-QName(), we’ll revisit our Shakespearean sonnet:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!-- sonnet.xml --> <sonnet type='Shakespearean'> <auth:author xmlns:auth="http://www.authors.com/"> <last-name>Shakespeare</last-name> <first-name>William</first-name> <nationality>British</nationality> <year-of-birth>1564</year-of-birth> <year-of-death>1616</year-of-death> </auth:author> <!-- Is there an official title for this sonnet? They're sometimes named after the first line. --> <title>Sonnet 130</title> <lines> <line>My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun,</line> <line>Coral is far more red than her lips red.</line> <line>If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun,</line> <line>If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.</line> <line>I have seen roses damasked, red and white,</line> <line>But no such roses see I in her cheeks.</line> <line>And in some ...

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