Creates a new map.
new() ➔ map(*)
The zero-argument form creates an empty map.
There are no arguments
new($maps as map(*)*) ➔ map(*)
Creates a map by combining the supplied maps. These will often be constructed using
The input maps to be combined
Links to W3C specifications
Notes on the Saxon implementation
Available since Saxon 9.4. Currently in namespace
http://www.w3.org/2005/xpath-functions/map. Available in XSLT, XPath, and
XQuery, whether or not 3.0 is available.
Although not documented, the implementation in 9.5 accepted a collation URI as the second argument. This has been dropped in Saxon 9.6.
Since May 2014, this function has been dropped from the XSLT 3.0 Specification, and replaced by the new function map:merge(), which is implemented since Saxon 9.6.