RE: key() and ordering of resulting node-set
In XSLT 1.0, key() returns a node-set - a set of nodes with no intrinsic order. Operations like xsl:for-each and xsl:apply-templates, in the absence of xsl:sort, will always process the nodes of a node-set in document order. (If they don't it's a bug.) Michael Kay http://www.saxonica.com/ > -----Original Message----- > From: Ronan Klyne [mailto:ronan.klyne@xxxxxxxxxxx] > Sent: 15 November 2006 18:51 > To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: Re: key() and ordering of resulting node-set > > Ah! I was reading the 1.0 spec, and couldn't find an explicit > statement of ordering. > FYI, XT seems to return nodes in reverse document order... > > # r > > James A. Robinson wrote: > >> Is it possible to guarantee the ordering of the node-set > returned by key()? > >> If not, is it possible to force the order to document order? > >> I have looked to the spec, but to no avail... > > > > According to the 2.0 CR it is document order: > > > > The result of the function is a sequence of nodes, > > in document order and with duplicates removed > > > > from http://www.w3.org/TR/xslt20/#keys > > > > Jim > > > > - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - > - - - - - > > James A. Robinson jim.robinson@xxxxxxxxxxxx > > Stanford University HighWire Press > http://highwire.stanford.edu/ > > +1 650 7237294 (Work) +1 650 7259335 (Fax) > > > > > > > > -- > Ronan Klyne > Business Collaborator Developer > Tel: +44 (0)870 163 2555 > ronan.klyne@xxxxxxxxxxx > www.groupbc.com
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