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RE: RE: Postional predicates de-mystified

Subject: RE: RE: Postional predicates de-mystified
From: DPawson@xxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2002 12:01:00 -0000
RE:  RE: Postional predicates de-mystified
Mike Kay wrote:
> Evan's explanation I thought was excellent, but it used the 
> terminology of
> XPath 1.0 (which seems approrpriate for its intended 
> audience). 

Fully agree Mike. Very clear. I mentioned the changes in 2.0 simply
because I was reading it at the time, and the 'changes'
struck me as odd. 

>The behavior
> of these constructs in XPath 2.0 is unchanged, but the 
> terminology used for
> explaining the behavior has changed considerably.

> A sequence can be in any order. A path expression always 
> returns a sequence
> of nodes that are in document order.

Curious about the shift from node-set to sequence then.
Was it because of all the discussion (confusion?) on the list
re sets?

Regards DaveP.


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