RE: [xsl] Re: Re: XSLT 2.0: On xsl:sequence and xsl:copy-of

Subject: RE: [xsl] Re: Re: XSLT 2.0: On xsl:sequence and xsl:copy-of
From: "Michael Kay" <mhk@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2003 10:22:57 +0100
> This is what items of a sequence really are: links or 
> references to the instances (the inclusion of atomic values 
> here can be trivially defined -- 
> by definition) that the sequence "contains".
> So we know what an item of a sequence is but we are afraid to 
> call it with its real name?
> I state that if the XSLT 2.0 specification fails to explain 
> this in detail and does not enforce the right terminology, 
> this will affect the correct understanding of sequences and 
> will cause confusion leading to mistakes for significant part 
> of the XSLT programmer community in their daily work. For 
> most of us this ultimately means frustration, lost hours and money.
> Can this be prevented?
The Data Model specification is in Last Call, and if you feel this point
needs clarification then a comment to that effect would be entirely in

Michael Kay

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