Re: XPath 2 sequence item type determination
Thanks again David. I will think that out and hopefully will not find any hole in that argument. Sounds goods so far ... At 05:54 PM 2/09/2008 +0100, you wrote: > > >> Though, say, if one wants to stick to standards and not proprietary >> extensions, then surely the suggestion of using a series of "if instance >> of" is problematic in that it is relying on the external string >> representation of the type (via xsd schema) to guess the type of the >> (internal) XDM item? > >No. Why do you say that? The item may never have been near an xsd >schema. > >If you have a sequence > >(1,'1',true(),'true') > >then a nested test with instance of will show those types as xs:integer, >xs:string, xs:boolean and xs:string respectively. > >this does not depend on any internals of the XSL processor the result is >determined by the xpath spec. (I am assuming here that xs: is bound to >the xsd schema namespace) > > >David
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