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string


The string function converts the given argument to a string.

Syntax

string( [object] )

Arguments

object (optional)
The object to convert to a string. If omitted, the context node is used.

Returns

A string

Notes

  • If the object is a node-set, the string value of the first node in the set is returned.
  • A number is converted as follows:
    • NaN is converted to the string NaN.
    • Positive zero is converted to the string 0.
    • Negative zero is converted to the string 0.
    • Positive infinity is converted to the string Infinity.
    • Negative infinity is converted to the string -Infinity.
    • Decimal numbers between -1 and 1 are converted to a string with a single leading 0 before the decimal point.

Defined

XPath 1.0 4.2

Gecko support

Supported.

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