This is a proposal for solving the requested issue with current bind-variables.
This new function called xqxq:set-variable($query-key as xs:anyURI, $var-name as xs:QName, $value as xs:string*) fulfills the requested feature of casting an xs:string to the corresponding type of a defined external variable. To be able to create this function a new function to the DynamicContext API had to be added, the function is called getValueType which returns a string of the type a given variable QName. And then bringing this function to the xqxq module with the name xqxq:variable-type. I am not sure about the name set-variable since is different from bind-variable. Would appreciate suggestions on how to name this new function. -- https://code.launchpad.net/~zorba-coders/zorba/bug1064978/+merge/150696 Your team Zorba Coders is subscribed to branch lp:zorba. -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~zorba-coders Post to : firstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~zorba-coders More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp