Re: [xsl] When to use text()

Subject: Re: [xsl] When to use text()
From: George Cristian Bina <george@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2014 09:29:30 +0200
Hi Alex,

Thanks for pointing this. We will update the description for text() in oXygen. I am thinking to use this:

"Selects all text node children of the context node. If used as a node test, text() is true for any text node."

Best Regards,
George Cristian Bina
<oXygen/> XML Editor, Schema Editor and XSLT Editor/Debugger

On 3/22/14, 12:17 PM, Alex Muir wrote:
On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 11:37 AM, Michael Kay <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

So this leaves the question: when actually use text()?

It might not help people that the context sensitive help description
of the text() function that for example one reads in oxygen is

"text() as node(). The text node"...

It would prevent misunderstanding if it read something like..

"text() as node(). The sequence of text nodes descending from the
context element. Only use it if you need to process the text node
children and element children of a mixed-content element


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