Re: Quick Xpath
Rick Jelliffe wrote: > Eric van der Vlist > > What I don't find obvious in the recs is why this "reverse order" > > property is lost when you assign the node set "preceding-sibling::*" to > > a variable, but all the XSLT processors seem to behave consistently in > > this respect. > > It would be better if XSLT had > forward-position() > and > reverse-position() > which indexed in document order or reverse-document order, and so > position() > was undefined as far as order. I think XPath 2.0 is on the right track here, by dropping the concepts of "node set" and "proximity position" in favor of "node sequences". --Joe English jenglish@f...
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