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Subject: Sequences in XSLT 2.0..
From: Midsummer Sun <midsummer.sun@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2005 22:33:52 +0530
midsummer sun
XSLT 2.0 has introduced a major paradigm shift from XSLT 1.0 by
introducing the concept of sequences. Now everything is a sequence.
Earlier everything was a node-set. I wonder what was the need of such
a major change? What does sequences concept achieve that node-sets
cannot? Why was it considered neccessary to introduce in XSLT 2.0?

I'll appreciate if somebody could explain the rationale behind sequences..

Best regards,

Weinberg's Second Law: 
If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, then
the first woodpecker that came along would destroy civilization.

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