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Re: Variable references in path expressions

From: TAN Kuan Hui <kuanhui@xemantics.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 09:58:54 +0800
Message-ID: <005e01c54c5f$1cae3470$6402a8c0@pinecone>
To: "Michael Kay" <mhk@mhk.me.uk>, "'Charles Brooking'" <charles.brooking@research.canon.com.au>, <www-ql@w3.org>

>
> > >
> > I have a problem with this interpretation. The lhs of "/"
> > iterates each item
> > to establish the focus for evaluation of each item in the rhs
> > expression. Yes ?
> > Now if each item is a QName, then this should be interpreted as a
> > Name test. No ?
>
> No.
>
> The value of the expression "my:idea" is the string "my:idea", it is not the
> value of the expression ./child::my:idea. Values are treated as values, not
> as expressions to be evaluated.
>
This position changes the semantics of the path expression as
a node selector.
Received on Friday, 29 April 2005 01:59:45 UTC

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