XPath/XQuery numeric-less-than function


Returns true if and only if $arg1 is numerically less than $arg2.

Operator Mapping

Defines the semantics of the "lt" operator when applied to two numeric values, and is also used in defining the semantics of "le".


$arg1 as xs:numeric,
$arg2 as xs:numeric
) as xs:boolean


General rules: see and .

For xs:float and xs:double values, positive infinity is greater than all other non-NaN values; negative infinity is less than all other non-NaN values. If $arg1 or $arg2 is NaN, the function returns false.