[xquery-talk] is this a quine ?

James Fuller james.fuller.2007 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 24 12:03:54 PDT 2008

On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 10:52 AM, Michael Kay <mike at saxonica.com> wrote:
> The result of your query is a sequence of three strings. When you run a
> query from the Saxon command line it is by default serialized using the XML
> output method. That's a feature of the Saxon command line interface, if you
> use a different interface (or use different options) you can get different
> behaviour.

yes I understand this ... but was wondering why ?

Is this a default result of behavior defined by the specification or
is it left to implementator to decide upon ?

being a bit lazy, mainly due to the fact that to answer this question
I think I need to trawl through 5-6 specs.

cheers, Jim

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