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Re: [xml-dev] missing XPath axis

On 09/24/2011 12:06 PM, G. Ken Holman wrote:
> Why have descendant-or-self:: axis?  I'm guessing it is a necessary 
> facility in XPath 1 to implement the "//" abbreviation ... which
> expands as "/descendant-or-self::node()/".

That’s my recollection.

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