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

Liam R E Quin liam at w3.org
Sat Jan 25 20:39:34 PST 2014

On Sat, 2014-01-25 at 14:23 +0000, David Lee wrote:
> If I were writing the language over I would never have '=' do set
> intersections or whatever the math term for
> "some item on the left side set is also equal to some item on the
> right side set"
"implicit existential quantification".

It's done because of multiple elements with the same name,
and feels very natural in XPath, but not so natural in XQuery.


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