From: Jeff Kish [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 27 November 2008 17:09
Subject: [saxon] collections and directories
I was having trouble getting the syntax of collections correct.
I have a directory I want to process, and at first was leaning towards using the collection
form that processes directories, i.e.
However I saw this underneath the discussion in the docs:
"A collection read in this way is not stable. Calling the collection() function again with the same URI will reprocess the directory, and return a different set of document nodes, even if the contents of the directory have not changed."
So I started trying to use a collection file.
Then I looked on the list and saw quite a bit of discussion about the use of the first method -
So does the above method have consistent valid use despite the warning I read in the docs, or is there some way
to use it with consistent accurate results?
I don't mind this form (file:...) of the collection parameter, and actually got it to work, but
I'll debug/figure out whats wrong with my collection file attempt if it isn't really reliable.
thanks for the guidance