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functx:leaf-elements

All XML elements that don't have any child elements

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Description

The functx:leaf-elements function returns the elements that do not have any element children that are descendants of (or the same as) the root. Leaf elements may have attributes, and may contain text, processing instructions and/or comments.

Arguments and Return Type

NameTypeDescription
$root node()? the root
return value element()*

XQuery Function Declaration

See XSLT definition.
declare namespace functx = "http://www.functx.com";
declare function functx:leaf-elements
  ( $root as node()? )  as element()* {

   $root/descendant-or-self::*[not(*)]
 } ;

Examples

let $in-xml :=
<authors>
   <author>
      <fName>Kate</fName>
      <lName>Jones</lName>
   </author>
   <author>
      <fName>John</fName>
      <lName>Doe</lName>
   </author>
</authors>
return
XQuery ExampleResults
functx:leaf-elements($in-xml)
<fName>Kate</fName>
<lName>Jones</lName>
<fName>John</fName>
<lName>Doe</lName>
functx:leaf-elements($in-xml/author[1])
<fName>Kate</fName>
<lName>Jones</lName>

History

Published OnLast UpdatedContributor(s)
2006-06-272007-02-26Priscilla Walmsley, Datypic, pwalmsley@datypic.com, http://www.datypic.com
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