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Re: [xsl] Does the count() function require access to the whole subtree?

Subject: Re: [xsl] Does the count() function require access to the whole subtree?
From: Dimitre Novatchev <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2014 06:50:55 -0800

On Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 4:26 AM, Michael Kay <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I mean that within the set of nodes selected by //x, there may be two nodes A and B such that A is an ancestor of B.
> (I'm not using the term overlap in the sense of non-hierarchic markup: perhaps that's the cause of any confusion).

Yes that is a big source of confusion. "Overlap" in its general sense
means that their isn't proper containment -- just intersection.

And this is not the case here at all.

It would be precise and clear to replace the term "overlapping" with
something like "containment".

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