is this a quine ?Michael Kay mike at saxonica.com
Tue Jun 24 13:20:33 PDT 2008
> yes I understand this ... but was wondering why ? > > Is this a default result of behavior defined by the > specification or is it left to implementator to decide upon ? > > being a bit lazy, mainly due to the fact that to answer this > question I think I need to trawl through 5-6 specs. The specification states that the result of the query is a sequence of three strings. It doesn't say how a sequence of three strings should be displayed on the screen. It does define a method for serializing any value, and Saxon chooses to use this method by default. But there are other ways, for example try the -wrap option. Or if you use the Java API, you can get back an Iterator that returns the three strings. Michael Kay http://www.saxonica.com/
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