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

On 28 February 2012 18:15, David Lee <dlee@calldei.com> wrote:
> Could you reference where in the specs that the child axis doesn't contain attributes ?
> The best I can find is :
> * the child axis contains the children of the context node
> And then:
> * the attribute axis contains the attributes of the context node; the axis will be empty unless the context node is an element
> But nothing I can spot that says attributes are not children.
> I 'know' the answer  but I can't find where in the specs its explicit.

I know what you mean, it's intuitive to think attributes are
children... but what you are asking there you could also say about
parent nodes - where is it explicit saying that parent nodes are not

The other thing I used to get caught out by with attributes is that
the attribute value isn't a separate node from the attribute name,
both are in the same single node.

Andrew Welch

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