I have copied the documentation for xqDoc from http://xqdoc.org and have placed the article on my own server http://greatlinkup.com:8080/exist/apps/doc/xqdoc.xml.

I am hoping for permission from Darin McBeath to copy the documentation into the eXist doc app.

I am thinking that it should be enhanced with the changes that Wolfgang did to the XQuery parser.

Any feedback would be appreciated.

On Oct 6, 2012, at 11:34 PM, Loren Cahlander <loren.cahlander@gmail.com> wrote:

I am thinking that in the XQuery code that the entries in the XQDoc documents could be changed to 


The @param tag identifies the parameters associated with a function. For each parameter in a function, there should be a @param tag. The @param tag should be followed by the parameter name (as indicated in the function signature) and then the parameter description.

@param $name The username @schema URI to the schema


The @return tag describes what is returned from a function. Zero or one @return tags can be specified.

@return Sequence of names matching the search criteria @schema URI to the schema

If there is no schema, then there would be no @schema entry.  One question would be that during the XQDoc scan, do we harvest the schema data and insert that into the XQDoc structure assuring that there is actually a schema there or do we just store the URI?


On Oct 6, 2012, at 10:30 PM, Casey Jordan <casey.jordan@jorsek.com> wrote:

I think this is a great idea. It would even be very useful to be able to design this so inputs (and outputs) could automatically be validated (but I digress)

For the java part, I suppose a new function signature sequence type (FunctionParameterSequenceType) constructor could be created, which would include a reference to a schema, the nice thing about this is it would work for both parameters and return types.

I don't know enough about the native XQuery part to really comment.

On Sat, Oct 6, 2012 at 2:48 PM, Loren Cahlander <loren.cahlander@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello folks,

I am thinking that the functions docs could use an enhancement.  I was looking at the function docs for scheduler:get-secheduled-jobs()


scheduler:get-scheduled-jobs() node()

Gets the details of all scheduled jobs in the form: <scheduler:jobs xmlns:scheduler="http://exist-db.org/xquery/scheduler" count="iJobs"> <scheduler:group name="group"> <scheduler:job name=""> <scheduler:trigger name=""> <expression></expression> <state></state> <start></start> <end></end> <previous></previous> <next></next> <final></final> </scheduler:trigger> </scheduler:job> </scheduler:group></scheduler:jobs>


the XML containing the list of jobs

I am thinking that there should be an option to add an XSD or a Relax NG to a parameter or the return value and then display a graphic of the schema of the value.  I will work on this, but would like some feedback from the group as to a proper mechanism to add this to the XQDocs in any XQuery code.  The java implemented function modules should be pretty straight forward to implement after this decision.

I am thinking that the description should be changed to 'Get the details of all scheduled jobs.' and the returns show something similar to the attached:


What do you think?


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