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[Bug 1527] Grammar for abbreviated step

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Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2005 08:14:20 +0000
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------- Additional Comments From mike@saxonica.com  2005-07-10 08:14 -------
Please note that XPath 1.0 did not have any "natural" way of expressing an empty
node-set. It is therefore customary for XSLT 1.0 users wanting an empty node-set
(e.g. as a parameter to a template) to write expressions that are guaranteed to
select nothing, such as "/.." or "@comment()". The former is actually
recommended in the XSLT 1.0 specification, and the latter is suggested in at
least one book.

Michael Kay
Received on Sunday, 10 July 2005 08:14:22 UTC

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