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Subject: Saxon node matching order
From: "Ed Yau" <eyau@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2008 14:49:49 -0000
 Saxon node matching order
Hi all,

I have a question about how Saxon chooses which node to match next.

I have some XML that looks a bit like this:

<x>
   <y>
      <z>Peter</z>
   </y>
   <z> </z>
   <y>
      <z>Jones</>
   </y>
</x>

What I'm trying to achieve is the follow:

<x>
      <z>Peter</z>
      <z> </z>
      <z>Jones</>
</x>

With the code below:

<xsl:template match="x" >
	<xsl:apply-templates select="y|z"/>
</xsl:template>

<xsl:template match="y">
	<xsl:apply-templates select="z"/>
</xsl:template>

<xsl:template match="z">
	<xsl:copy-of select="."/>
</xsl:template>

<xsl:template match="@*|*">
     <xsl:copy>
        <xsl:apply-templates select="@*|node()">
        </xsl:apply-templates>
     </xsl:copy>
  </xsl:template>


But annoyingly my code seems to be doing this instead:

<x>
      <z>Peter</z>
      <z>Jones</z>
      <z> </z>
</x>

It is obviously matching all the <y> tags before the <z> tags.
Does anyone know of a way around this?

Many thanks,
   Ed









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