Bug 9064 - [UPD30] multiple output files with serialization options
Summary: [UPD30] multiple output files with serialization options
Alias: None
Product: XPath / XQuery / XSLT
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Update 3.0 (show other bugs)
Version: Working drafts
Hardware: PC Linux
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: John Snelson
QA Contact: Mailing list for public feedback on specs from XSL and XML Query WGs
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Reported: 2010-02-18 15:45 UTC by Liam R E Quin
Modified: 2014-01-21 17:20 UTC (History)
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Description Liam R E Quin 2010-02-18 15:45:23 UTC
XSLT stylesheets give users direct control over serialization from XDM, and allow creation of multiple output documents each with their own serialization options.
We should consider this for future versions of XQuery.
Comment 1 Jonathan Robie 2013-01-08 16:56:46 UTC
We discussed this at meeting #523, and consensus was that this is a "may" requirement:

Q2.9.4 Bugzilla Bug 9064, [XQ31ReqUC] multiple output files with 
serialization options
See http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=9064

may (for JSON)
Comment 2 Jim Melton 2013-07-30 18:42:42 UTC
This bug has been redirected to F&O 3.1 because it has been accepted as a (MAY) requirement.
Comment 3 Liam R E Quin 2013-10-08 16:06:10 UTC
The XQuery and XSLT WGs proposed to resolve this by defining a subset of XQuery Update consisting of only fn:put() (and pending update lists).

Unfortunately this has a problem since you can't currently mix updating functions and value-returning functions in update, but solving this is a requirement for update 3.

other proposals included

* a query returning a sequence of nodes to serialize, together with URIs and parameters for serializations

* not meeting this requirement

* inventing a new node type or otherwise marking serialization option changes in the middle of a result tree

Discussion continues.

Keeing fn:put() as an updating function and keeping it out of XPath seems wise.
Comment 4 John Snelson 2013-11-11 02:20:30 UTC
Reclassifying as an Update 3.0, with the provision that the XQuery 3.1 requirements and use cases refer forwards to the solution in Update 3.0.
Comment 5 John Snelson 2013-11-27 16:59:56 UTC
Proposal for changes to the conformance section of XQuery Update 3.0:

Under section "4 Conformance":

An XQuery processor that claims to conform to this specification MUST include a claim of Minimal Conformance as defined in [4.1 Minimal Conformance]. In addition to a claim of Minimal Conformance, it MAY claim conformance to one or more optional features defined in [4.2 Optional Features].


An XQuery processor MAY claim conformance to a subset of the XQuery Update 3.0 specification called "XQuery with Multiple Results" as defined in [4.3 XQuery with Multiple Results]. Implementations conforming to this subset but not to the Minimal Conformance may not claim to implement this specification.

Insert a new section 4.3:

4.3 XQuery with Multiple Results

A subset of the XQuery Update 3.0 specification called "XQuery with Multiple Results" is defined for the purposes of implementations only wishing to allow multiple results to be returned from an XQuery program. Implementations claiming conformance to the "XQuery with Multiple Results" subset MUST include all of the following items:

1) Minimal Conformance to [XQuery 3.0: An XML Query Language].
2) Support for the following sections of this document:

    2.1 Extensions to the Processing Model
    2.2 Extensions to the Data Model
    2.4.2 Function Declaration
        Excluding %updating annotations.
    2.4.3 Variable Declaration
        Excluding %updating annotations.
    2.4.4 Context Item Declaration
    2.5 Extensions to the Static Context
    2.7 Extensions to Existing Expressions
    2.8.1 fn:put
    3.1.12 upd:put
    3.2 Update Routines

3) Use of other types of XQuery Update 3.0 expression SHOULD result in an error [err:XPST0003].
Comment 6 John Snelson 2014-01-21 17:20:45 UTC
The WG accepted this proposal for inclusion in XQuery Update 3.0.