XSLT variable contains document node with zero-length text node
<xsl:variable name="x"> <xsl:sequence select="()"/> </xsl:variable>
produces a document node containing a single zero-length text node child. Zero-length text nodes should never occur under the rules for constructing complex content.
Saxon is using the "TextFragment" data structure for this, and in this data structure there is always a text node even if it is empty.
This is probably one of those bugs that has been in the product "for ever".
Reported by Davud Carlisle on xsl-list.
#2 Updated by Michael Kay over 2 years ago
- Status changed from New to Resolved
- Applies to branch 9.9, trunk added
- Fix Committed on Branch 9.9, trunk added
Patch committed for 9.9 and trunk. The patch to DocumentInstr creates a conventional (LinkedTree) document node rather than a TextFragmentValue in the case where the text is zero-length.
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