[MarkLogic Dev General] absolute path: xdmp:document-get
eric.palmitesta at utoronto.ca
Wed Dec 17 12:44:23 PST 2008
Shorter version of my question: is there a file-system equivalent of the
Eric Palmitesta wrote:
> Hi all,
> Hopefully I'm missing something and someone can put me on the right track.
> It's fine to say "if (exists(doc('blah'))) then" because doc will simply
> return () rather than producing an error. How do I do the same with
> xdmp:document-get? Since xdmp:document-get errors with "file not found"
> (if a file is indeed not found), I was hoping to check if the call will
> fail before I make it. The xdmp:uri-is-file function looks like the
> wrong one to use, though, because an absolute path means something
> The api for xdmp:document-get says
> "On the filesystem, the path can be fully qualifed or relative. Relative
> pathnames are resolved from the directory in which MarkLogic Server is
> The api for xdmp:uri-is-file says
> says "If the URI begins with a '/', it is relative to the root directory
> of the application server."
> Is a try/catch the only way?
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