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   RE: [xml-dev] What is an "element"?

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  • To: "Norman Walsh" <ndw@nwalsh.com>,<xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
  • Subject: RE: [xml-dev] What is an "element"?
  • From: "Dare Obasanjo" <dareo@microsoft.com>
  • Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 10:04:51 -0700
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  • Thread-topic: [xml-dev] What is an "element"?

I concur with Norm and Mike Kay. Is there anywhere in the XQuery family of specs where there is some implied difference between the terms element and element node?  

	-----Original Message----- 
	From: Norman Walsh [mailto:ndw@nwalsh.com] 
	Sent: Mon 10/21/2002 10:00 AM 
	To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org 
	Subject: Re: [xml-dev] What is an "element"?

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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.
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