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XQuery 1.0 - 2.2 "Collection"

From: <Svgdeveloper@aol.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2002 15:57:23 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <171.15fc62ad.2ae85900@aol.com>
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The description in 2.2 of the xf:collection function is confusing, to me at 
least.

A collection is said to be any sequence of nodes but a sequence is defined 
elsewhere as a collection of both nodes and atomic values. So, by that latter 
definition it isn't that kind of sequence at all.

Also it doesn't seem helpful to define a collection by using a term which is 
itself defined in terms of an (ordered) collection.

A similar lack of clarity/consistency seems to afflict 14.5.4 in Functions 
and Operators.

Andrew Watt
Received on Thursday, 24 October 2002 03:46:58 UTC

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