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Subject: Re: [xsl] except (was: Keys with duplicates should be simple)
From: Michael Kay <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 3 Feb 2014 08:16:27 +0000

On 3 Feb 2014, at 07:18, Ihe Onwuka <ihe.onwuka@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> If indeed except is equivalent to the set-theoretic difference
> operator would it be beyond the pale to admit difference into the
> syntax as a synonym for except.
>

You haven't answered my post in which I attempted to show that the XPath usage
of "except" was consistent with the natural language use of the term.

I think that using "difference" would confuse an awful lot of people who would
assume, without reading the spec, that it meant magnitude difference (e.g.
subtract, or date difference).

Michael Kay
Saxonica


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