Re: nodes order in union
Hi Philippe, > Is the XSLT processor (Saxon, actually) cleaver enougth to process > the nodes in right order ? Or is there somewhere in Xpath or XSLT a > rule which says that in this particulary case, union must yield a > node-set where attributes are located before other nodes (I can't > find it)? The nodes in node sets aren't kept in any particular order (hence 'sets'). However, when you tell the XSLT processor to process them with xsl:for-each or xsl:apply-templates, it processes them in document order. According to the XPath Rec, attributes come before child nodes in document order, which is why the attributes are processed first, and copied onto the element first, and why no error occurs. The precise reference on document order is http://www.w3.org/TR/xpath#dt-document-order. Cheers, Jeni --- Jeni Tennison http://www.jenitennison.com/ XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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