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[Bug 2292] Editorial: why is fn:number in section "14 Functions and Operators on Nodes"

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Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2005 17:47:03 +0000
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           Summary: Editorial: why is fn:number in section "14 Functions and
                    Operators on Nodes"
           Product: XPath / XQuery / XSLT
           Version: Last Call drafts
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: minor
          Priority: P2
         Component: Functions and Operators
        AssignedTo: ashok.malhotra@oracle.com
        ReportedBy: frans.englich@telia.com
         QAContact: public-qt-comments@w3.org

I don't know whether issues like these are too minor to spend the time on it(if
so, tell me), but:

Why is fn:number put in section 14 Functions and Operators on Nodes? All other
functions and operators in section 14 are from what I can tell clearly bound to
nodes by that they have nodes as argument(s) or return values. fn:number, on the
contrary, takes either the context item node or an atomic value(may be a node
via atomization, of course).

Wouldn't "15.1 General Functions and Operators on Sequences" be a better place?
For example, the fn:boolean function is there, which can be said to be
conceptually similar(it derives a value from a sequence).

This is of course only a minor, editorial issue. Perhaps the current layout have
a clear motivation, which in that case would be interesting to hear.

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