Re: [xsl] When to use text()

Subject: Re: [xsl] When to use text()
From: Ihe Onwuka <ihe.onwuka@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 17:44:26 +0000
On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 5:40 PM, Graydon <graydon@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 05:19:32PM +0000, Ihe Onwuka scripsit:
>> The quirkiness of the definition derives not from the definition
>> itself, because there may well be justification for the existence of a
>> node type that encompasses text with embedded comments. Thats OK.
> There isn't, though.  text nodes have no name and a string and no node
> children.
> Text nodes are guaranteed leaves, like everything else except for
> element nodes and document nodes.
>> The quirkiness derives from giving it an innocuous intuit inducing
>> moniker like text() that leads the consumer astray.
>> Let me parallel. If you call a concept Nothing and then occasionally
>> allow it to contain Something, RTFTM is not appropriate because the
>> fault lies in labelling that concept Nothing.
> But it doesn't.  The parent element does.  The issue is not that there
> might be a comment node in the text node, but that there might be a
> comment node child of the parent element node that separates the string
> contents of the element into two or more text node children.

If it's a guaranteed leaf you shouldn't get the contents of anything
else when you ask for it.

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