[xquery-talk] Type promotion (or URI promotion) in EBVcalculation?

Jonathan Robie jonathan.robie at datadirect.com
Tue Jan 24 10:00:01 PST 2006

Michael Kay wrote:

>>The use case because of which I got into this was a customer with a
>>query as mentioned above, 'if (namespace-uri($x))' meaning if $x has a
>>namespace URI. I think this should be legal if 'if (string($x))' is
>It's also needed for backwards compatibility with XSLT 1.0, since
>namespace-uri() returned a string in 1.0.

OK, I have to admit these are good reasons. I don't *like* the fact that 
these are good reasons.....


P.S. Do you know the difference between a neurotic mathemetician and a 
psychotic mathemetician? A psychotic mathemetician thinks 2+2=5. A 
neurotic mathemetician *knows* 2+2=4, but he just can't STAND it.

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