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3 Node Constructors

Function composition becomes a frustrating endeavor if nodes cannot be constructed within an expression. For example, to create an element to pass to a function foo, the only option with vanilla XSLT is to use a variable to hold that element:

  <variable name="element" as="element( bar )">
    <bar baz="quux" />

  <sequence select="foo( $element )" />

This easily interrupts pipelines or results in functions whose sole purpose is to create specific nodes for the sake of composition.

Hoxsl provides constructors for nodes that fit cleanly into a functional system.