[xquery-talk] is this a quine ?

James Fuller james.fuller.2007 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 24 15:33:23 PDT 2008

ok thanks for clearing that up!

cheers, Jim

On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 1:20 PM, Michael Kay <mike at saxonica.com> wrote:
>> 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.
> The specification states that the result of the query is a sequence of three
> strings.
> It doesn't say how a sequence of three strings should be displayed on the
> screen.
> It does define a method for serializing any value, and Saxon chooses to use
> this method by default. But there are other ways, for example try the -wrap
> option. Or if you use the Java API, you can get back an Iterator that
> returns the three strings.
> Michael Kay
> http://www.saxonica.com/

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