RE: [xsl] Can sets have order?

Subject: RE: [xsl] Can sets have order?
From: Wolfgang May <may@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2001 11:30:14 +0100 (MET)
Dimitre Novatchev writes:
 > >There is no query which yields visibly different results.
 > ????? 
 > There are ***many*** Xpath expressions, which will produce different
 > results when you swap the two nodes:
 > 1. generate-id($node)
 > 2. count($node/preceding::node())
 > 3. count($nodeset[position() &lt; 4 and count(preceding::*) = $num1])

These all are *relative* expressions - so these queries use the
_premise_ the nodes can be distinguished to show that they can be

For all (absolute) queries on the document


there is no difference if the nodes are exchanged.


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