RE: Clarification on node-set definition
> The XPath spec defines a node-set as:- > > - an unordered collection of nodes without duplicates. > > "Unordered" here basically means it hasn't been sorted on any > properties of each node in the set. Is it correct to say that it is > returned in document/sourcetree order ? A node-set has no intrinsic order, but many of the operations on node-sets are defined to handle the nodes in document order: e.g. xsl:for-each and xsl:apply-templates, and conversion to a string (which takes the string-value of the first node in document order). Mike Kay XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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