Section 1.4: Differences between context item and context node.

Why make the distinction between the context item and context node? The
context item says that it can be a node. Are the things returned by . and
self::node() different things when the context item is a node or are the the
same thing?

In the definition of context node, you say that if the context item is a
simple value then the context node returns an empty sequence. You then say
that self::node() retuns the context node. Shouldn't it return a sequence
containing just the context node in order to be consistent?

Jason Diamond.

Received on Wednesday, 26 December 2001 12:50:17 UTC