[xquery-talk] Question on expected XQuery return per standards
mike at saxonica.com
Sat Mar 28 15:03:19 PST 2009
> >> But it isn't. The standard is very clear that $xml//p expands to
> >> $xml/descendant-or-self::node()/p. The ordering is also very clear:
> Just to add: I observed that this rule regularly causes
> irritations when teaching XPath/XQuery, as many users assume
> that the two slashes can be dissolved to a single descendant
> step, which actually works fine - as long as no position
> predicates are involved.
And so long as the step that follows "//" uses the child axis.
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