[xquery-talk] Everything is a sequence ...so ....

Liam R E Quin liam at w3.org
Sat Jan 25 01:58:47 PST 2014

On Sat, 2014-01-25 at 09:49 +0000, Ihe Onwuka wrote:
>  you can stare an awful long time at
>  someString eq ('stringA','stringB')
> and not realise what is wrong.

I don't know, the message
 Single item expected, ("stringA", "strinB") found.
seems a good hint...

But I don't think of eq and = as being the same.

> I wonder whether it would have been better if eq were = and =  were
> =>, but then I guess you'd have to worry about how to deal with the
> other comparison operators as well.

We had to be compatible with XPath 1 at least to that extent.

After all, if we were not compatible the Web browsers would never move
to XSLT 2... (hmm).

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