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AW: issue (node-ordering)

From: Weichel Bernhard (K3/EMW4) * <Bernhard.Weichel@de.bosch.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 16:01:54 +0200
Message-ID: <9FB009071AEFD111B5F80000F8FE7F83018243B9@simail7.si.bosch.de>
To: "'www-xpath-comments@w3.org'" <www-xpath-comments@w3.org>

> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von:	James Clark [SMTP:jjc@jclark.com]
> Gesendet am:	Dienstag, 13. Juli 1999 18:43
> An:	Weichel Bernhard (K3/EMW4) *
> Cc:	'www-xpath-comments@w3.org'
> Betreff:	Re: issue (node-ordering)
> Sorry, I don't understand your comment.  Could you try explaining again,
> perhaps at greater length and with more examples?
	[wl]  my issue is that the result of each step in XPATH is a list of
objects with a well defined order. This order follows the order how the
elements appear in the document when the traverse starts at the base of the
step. In particular: "ancestor" creates a list where the elements appear in
reverser order of the document. This is because the nearest ancestor (which
is the parent) appears first. The same applies to "preceeding" where the
left sibling is the element visited first.

	The objects in result list should have two properties:
	* rank which gives the position of the object in the result list
	* position which gives the position of the object within its
container in the document.

	The overloaded [ ] operator should refer to the rank and not the
position, then 
			preceeding::foo[rank()=1] and
(preceeding::foo)[rank()=1] have the same
	share the same result.
> "Weichel Bernhard (K3/EMW4) *" wrote:
> > 
> > The design could be improved if there is a distinction between position
> > (which relates to the position in the container) and rank which relates
> to
> > the position in the result of a step.
> > 
> > The result of a step should be in the order as the objects appear in the
> > document related to the basis of the location step.
> > 
> > The problem comes from issue (bracket-overload) which works on the
> position
> > rather than on the rank within the result set of a step. In this case,
> > "preceeding" gives the left sibling first.
> > 
	[wl]  > then
	> preceeding::foo[rank()=1] and (preceeding::foo)[rank()=1] have the
	> result.
>  [wl]  
Regards/Mit freundlichen Gruessen
Bernhard Weichel              Phone:  (49) 711 811 8322
Robert Bosch GmbH               Fax:  (49) 711 811 260073
Dept. K3/EMW4                 eMail:  bernhard.weichel@de.bosch.com
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