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Actually, a lot of these things are well known to XPath users, and covered
in Dave Pawson's FAQ at www.dpawson.co.uk; but that's pretty vast and
indigestible. As far as I can tell most XQuery users are coming to the
subject with no previous XPath or XSLT experience and are having to learn
the same things by making the same mistakes. No easy answers.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robin Berjon [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: 26 November 2005 01:31
> To: Michael Kay
> Cc: 'Martin Probst'; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [xml-dev] combining XML documents
> On Nov 26, 2005, at 00:13, Michael Kay wrote:
> > 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.
> I would never have thought of that before it bit me. Is there a list
> for XQuery tricks and FAQs? I know of www-ql but other than
> that I've
> found nothing.
> Robin Berjon
> Senior Research Scientist
> Expway, http://expway.com/