Yesterday I figured out how to process form input. Today I figured out how to parse strings into nodes in eXist. This is very eXist specific, but briefly:
let $doc := "<html xmlns='http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml'> <div> foo </div> </html>" let $list := util:catch('*', (util:parse($doc)), ($util:exception-message)) return $list
I'll need this for posts and comments. There's also a
function but it's based on the flaky NekoHTML instead of the m,orereliable TagSoup.