Subject: RE: [xsl] Possible to pass 'empty sequence' to function?|
From: "Andrew Welch" <ajwelch@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2005 11:58:51 +0100
> if you don't use as then an xsl:variable with content and no > select attribute produces a temporary tree, what we used to > lovingly call a result tree fragment. > > <xsl:variable name="x">hello</xsl:variable> > > $x is (a sequence of one) document node that has a single > text node child that has string value "hello" > > > <xsl:variable name="y" as="string?">hello</xsl:variable> > > $x is (a sequence of one) string with value "hello" Is this really the case? Does it really mean that the processor doesn't construct the temporary tree (and then atomise it?) - if so then it's really useful.