XSLT 2.0 processor signalling error, for type errors
Hi all, I tried following code with Saxon 22.214.171.124J (the, basic version),  <xsl:template match="/"> <xsl:variable name="temp" as="element()?"> 123 </xsl:variable> </xsl:template> And Saxon doesn't show any error. But when I write the code as following,  <xsl:template match="/"> <xsl:variable name="temp" as="element()?"> 123 </xsl:variable> <xsl:copy-of select="$temp" /> </xsl:template> Saxon displays following error, XTTE0570: Required item type of value of variable $temp is element(); supplied value has item type text() In the first case (), though the variable contents do not conform to the type declaration, no error is signalled. While in second case (), the error is signalled, as the variable is copied to the result tree. Why is the error not signalled in 1st case? Does the XSLT 2.0 spec says anything about this issue? Or is this behavior Saxon specific (perhaps, is some kind of optimization)? -- Regards, Mukul Gandhi
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