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   RE: [xml-dev] combining XML documents

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> BTW, what is actually the proposed standard way of doing that (node to
> string)? You could write "data($title)", "$title//text()",
> "string($title)". 

data() gives you the typed value, string() gives you the string value: for a
node with simple content in a schema-less document, the answer is the same.

text() is bad practice, because it's likely to give wrong answers or fail
the first time someone puts a comment in the source document.

Michael Kay


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