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RE: The output of evaluating an XSLT transform is the

Subject: RE: The output of evaluating an XSLT transform is the same regardless of the order in which output elements are evaluated. Right?
From: "Michael Kay" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2010 09:39:47 +0100
RE:  The output of evaluating an XSLT transform is the
> There is no way in XSLT 1.0 of telling what the actual order 
> of evaluation is, and therefore a statement in the spec that 
> suggests a particular order has no force. Processors are 
> conformant if they produce the right results in all 
> circumstances, whether or not they do things the way the spec 
> suggests they should be done.
> 

Incidentally, XSLT 1.0 says this explicitly in section 5.1:

Implementations are free to process the source document in any way that
produces the same result as if it were processed using this processing
model.

Regards,

Michael Kay
http://www.saxonica.com/
http://twitter.com/michaelhkay 

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