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Re: [xml-dev] XPath/XQuery/XSLT fn:node() question

On 28/02/2012 18:06, David Lee wrote:
> I know that the fn:node() function does not select attributes but I
> cannot find any definitive reference to that.

It's not actually a function but a node test. It does match on 
attributes, but because you have not supplied an axis it defaults (like 
every other expression) to the child: axis, and their are no attributes 
on that axis.


does select attributes.
> http://www.w3.org/TR/xpath/#NT-AxisSpecifier
> I read:
> child::node() selects all the children of the context node, whatever
> their node type
 > But no reference to excluding attribute nodes.

there are never any attribute document or namespace nodes in the child axis.


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