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Subject: Re: [xsl] Can grouping here the solution ?
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 10:21:55 +0000

On 21/11/2011 18:10, Robby Pelssers wrote:
Ok Ken, thx for the advice.  I actually never used to do so but at
some point in time I figured it would express more clearly the
intent. I guess I should just always assume this by default to safe
on typing.




actually using text() makes your code more fragile. If the input has any comments for example:

<page>page <!-- was 2 now changed-->1</page>

page has string value "page 1" so will work as expected if selected with an xpath of page but page/text() selects a sequence of two text nodes with values "page " and "1" which will either do the wrong thing, or generate an error, depending on how its used.

David

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