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Subject: Re: Function arguments (was regexps once)
From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 14:31:23 -0500
Re:  Function arguments (was regexps once)
At 2002-01-14 15:24 +0000, Jeni Tennison wrote:
On the other
hand, you could imagine that:

document('foo.xml') == document('foo.xml')

would be false, if each call to the document() function constructed a
new document from whatever file you point to.

But isn't this a misleading statement? Section 12.1 states:


Thus, the following expression will always be true:

generate-id(document("foo.xml"))=generate-id(document("foo.xml"))

Therefore, when passing the same argument to the document() function, the same node is returned, therefore the values of the root notes will always calculate out to be the same.

You mention "constructing a new document", yet given 12.1 I could image an XSLT processor deciding not to go looking for anything if it has already built a node tree based on an already-received URL.

................... Ken


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