Yes, that's correct. Keep an eye out for Saxon 9.5, which is imminent, and will include the EXPath file module - but only in Professional Edition.

It's not difficult to implement an extension function yourself with a bit of Java knowledge (but it is difficult without).

Michael Kay
Saxonica


On 10 Apr 2013, at 17:14, Wolfhart Totschnig wrote:

Dear list,

Thank you for your replies. I take it from your replies that the answer to my original question is no, that there is no extension function implemented in Saxon 9.4 HE to check for the existence of a file or directory on the file system. I will look into the alternative solutions you suggested.

Wolfhart


On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 2:56 AM, Dave Pawson <dave.pawson@gmail.com> wrote:
Another (two stage) option.
If the transform is being called from a script,
List the directory to a text file,
parse (to XML) and analyse it and use the information from that.
Only really worthwhile if done regularly.


HTH

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