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Re: [xml-dev] "self" axis for an attribute context node

* Oleg A. Paraschenko wrote:
>I thought that the following XPath steps are equivanent:

They are already different when it comes to namespace handling.

>      <xsl:copy-of select="@*[self::type]"/>

The 'principal node type' of the self-axis is 'element' no matter
where you refer to the axis, so self::type will look for an element
in no namespace with the local name 'type'. This is defined in


Others might be able to explain the rationale behind this design
decision, if that's your question.
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