xquery on multiple documents

I am trying to perform an xquery on a folder of xml documents.

How do I do this.

Can I pass a file as a parameter to xquery ( I am using zorba)
or do the following ( which doesnt work):

for $href  in /folder1/folder2/
      for $x in doc ( $href )/task
             return $x/unity
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Gertone (Geert Bormans)Information ArchitectCommented:
The answer likely is in using the collection() function

Saxon and a bunch of other processors I worked with allow this form
for $book in collection("file:///c:/books?select=*.xml ")

Never tried it in Zorba though
Can you try that first?
geldfeldAuthor Commented:

Zorba does allow the collection function but I seem to be getting the URL path wrong.

I want to go through the test directory in my current folder. So I did the following:

for $xml in collection("file://test?select=*.xml ")
           for $x in $xml/task
           return  $x/unity 

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it throws an "invalid argument"

geldfeldAuthor Commented:

This query on a single document returns all the children and the childrens children of $x/unity

I just want to show the element names of the immediate children. how do I get it to stop returnign everything?
Gertone (Geert Bormans)Information ArchitectCommented:
you need to have three '/' instead of two in the file:/// protocol

the second follow up I don't understand, the XQuery you show should not do that

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