Creates a new document node.
Available in XSLT 1.0 and later versions. Available in all Saxon editions.
- Category: instruction
- Content: sequence-constructor
- Permitted parent elements: any XSLT element whose content model is sequence-constructor; any literal result element
"strict" | "lax" | "preserve" | "strip"
- Used to perform document-level validation. Requires Saxon-PE or Saxon-EE.
- Determines what happens to any type annotations on element or attribute nodes. Requires Saxon-PE or Saxon-EE.
Notes on the Saxon implementation⚓︎
This instruction should not be confused with the instruction of the same name in the withdrawn XSLT 1.1 draft, (which is supported in Saxon 6.5.x). That instruction was a precursor to
The content of the new document node is created using the contained instructions (in the same way as
xsl:result-document), and the new document node is added to the result sequence. The instruction is useful mainly if you want to validate the document: the element allows attributes
type which perform document-level validation in the same way as the corresponding attributes on
The instruction also allows a function or template to create a temporary tree without the need to create a variable and then return the value of the variable.