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[Bug 9571] New: There is no zero-arity node-name() function

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Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2010 15:07:28 +0000
To: public-qt-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-9571-523@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=9571

           Summary: There is no zero-arity node-name() function
           Product: XPath / XQuery / XSLT
           Version: Candidate Recommendation
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows NT
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Functions and Operators 1.1
        AssignedTo: mike@saxonica.com
        ReportedBy: mike@saxonica.com
         QAContact: public-qt-comments@w3.org


The node-name() function is anomalous. Other functions that return a property
of a node, for example base-uri(), name(), local-name(), namespace-uri(),
generate-id(), string() have a zero-arity form that takes the context item as
the implicit first argument. Some other functions that do this: number(),
string-length(), normalize-space().

node-name() might be expected to follow this pattern, but doesn't.

Similarly, though perhaps with less usability impact, document-uri() and
data().

We ought to be consistent.

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