Subject: Re: [xsl] () eq () vs () = ()|
From: Michael Kay <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2011 13:04:12 +0100
Your concept of "starting from a position of true/false" is leading you to faulty logic. The statements made so far about the meaning of deep-equal, including yours, have used the XPath "every" operator, about which the XPath 2 spec (section 3.9, subpoint 2) states (emphasis mine):
"If the quantifier is every, the quantified expression is true if every evaluation of the test expression has the effective boolean value true; otherwise the quantified expression is false. This rule implies that, __if the in-clauses generate zero binding tuples, the value of the quantified expression is true__."
Michael Kay Saxonica