Re: [xsl] reverse and forward order

Subject: Re: [xsl] reverse and forward order
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2003 15:57:10 +0100
>From XSLT terminology FAQ at
>"DOCUMENT ORDER:A traversal of the document tree from start to end, in 
>written order. The ancestor and preceding axes use reverse document order 
>and the attribute and namespace axes are unordered. If parentheses are used 
>for grouping, you will always get forward document order."

Actually the quote is wrong (DAVEP:-)
the attribute and namespace are both forwards axes.

What Dave means about paremthesese is

ancestor::*[1] gives you the first ancestor in reverse document order
               ie your parent 
(ancestor::*)[1] gives you your first ancestor in document order, ie
                your most ancient ancestor; Adam (or Eve) in some


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