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Re: DOM3 erratum?

From: Cameron McCormack <cam-www-dom@aka.mcc.id.au>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 12:43:31 +1000
To: www-dom@w3.org
Message-ID: <20050429024331.GH5248@port.mcc.id.au>

Hi Joe.

Joe Kesselman (yes, the address is real):
> I can't seem to find an authoritative definition of the value returned 
> by Node.compareDocumentPosition. "Returns how the node is positioned 
> relatively to the reference node". I believe we intended this to be a 
> Fortran-style tristate comparison (<0, 0, >0), but that isn't nailed 
> down, nor does this state explicitly whether <0 means this node is 
> before other or other is before this.

I think the section describing the DocumentPosition values explains the
return value:

  http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/REC-DOM-Level-3-Core-20040407/core.html#DocumentPosition

Though the prose for Node.compareDocumentPosition doesn't actually
refer to that.

Cameron

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