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/ AndrewWatt2000@aol.com was heard to say:
| I posted a comment on the recent XQuery Functions and Operators draft,
| http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-qt-comments/2002Oct/0045.html
| thinking I was simply pointing out a minor typo in the Working Draft.
| Michael Kay's response,
| http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-qt-comments/2002Oct/0060.html
| took me by surprise.
| So ... $64,000 question ... what is an element? And is an "element" a synonym 
| of an "element node"?

I don't think I understand your confusion.

The functions and operators in question operate over a data model
composed of "items". Item is used as a general term to mean a node or
a (typed or untyped) simple value.

In the context of the data model and element is an element node.

                                        Be seeing you,

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