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

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> 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?  
In the context of the XPath data model, "element" is a subtype of node, so the term "an element node" is oxymoronic (but sometimes useful for extra clarity), in the same way as "an integer value" or "an oak tree".

Michael Kay


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