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RE: parentless nodes, was Attributes?

Subject: RE: parentless nodes, was Attributes?
From: David.Pawson@xxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2004 09:34:09 +0100
parentless nodes xml
I asked
    > Under what circumstances might an element *not* have such a root 
    > please?
    > 
    
    No, XSLT 2.0 (and XQuery) allow you to create free-standing 
    nodes. 


Tweaking to generate elements
    <xsl:function name="my:ns" as="node-set()">
      <xsl:param name="p"/>
      <xsl:element name="a" select="{$p+1}"/>
      <xsl:element name="b" select="{$p+2}"/> </xsl:function>
    

So, asking the converse, i.e. how to create, under xslt 2.0,
a node-set *with* a document node, does the (modified) function above
do that? Or is this another  nodeset without a document node?

And maybe more importantly, under what circumstances *must* a node-set
have a document node?

regards DaveP


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