Re: p:template question/issue - attributes in text content

I agree that the language could be cleaned up  any suggestions ?

J

On Mon, Jun 3, 2013 at 5:28 AM, Alex Milowski <alex@milowski.com> wrote:
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> On Sat, Jun 1, 2013 at 3:36 AM, James Fuller <jim@webcomposite.com> wrote:
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>> The p:template note states at the end of 1. Introduction
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>> 'Where the expressions occur in attribute values, their string value
>> is used. Where they appear in text content, their node values are
>> used.'
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>> though as this is a Note we can just change the document, but don't
>> you think this sentence is enough ?
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> Well, I'm not sure.  "Node value" isn't really an official term.  So, what
> is the "node value" of a attribute node that can't be copied into the
> children of an element?  It is also a confusing term to using as we usually
> mean a "copy of the node" and, yet, we can't copy the attribute node into a
> child.
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> "node value" also means "attribute value" in the context of the DOM.
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> "node value" has no meaning in the context of the XDM.
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>> You can still do string(/element/@someattr) to achieve what  you want.
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> Yes, of course, that's what I had to do.
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> I put this in the category of "expected behavior."
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> --
> --Alex Milowski
> "The excellence of grammar as a guide is proportional to the paucity of the
> inflexions, i.e. to the degree of analysis effected by the language
> considered."
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> Bertrand Russell in a footnote of Principles of Mathematics

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