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> > When trying to create another XPath implementation I stumbled
> > upon the
> > somewhat complex conversion in paragraph 3.5: Booleans. To compare a
> > boolean and a node-set, both are converted to Booleans. For all
> > operators, including >= and <=. Can anyone tell me what:
> > True >= False
> > False >= True
> Section 3.4 says "When neither object to be compared is a node-set and
> the operator is <=, <, >= or >, then the objects are compared by
> converting both operands to numbers and comparing the numbers according
> to IEEE 754.
> False <= True, because number(false()) = 0 and number(true()) = 1.
> Suggestions as to how XPath 1.0 could have been improved are somewhat
> academic at this point...
No they aren't. I think work will be continuing on XPath 1.0 (or on alternate
forks from XPath 1.0 to technologies other than W3C XPath 2.0) for quite some
time. This might include notes that clarify aspects of XPath 1.0.
Uche Ogbuji Fourthought, Inc.
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