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From: James Swift <Swift@altova.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2002 08:28:14 -0500 (EST)
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I have a question about the order of an XPath's results (assuming a node set result)

for the following xml,


the XPath,
would yield a node set in the folowing order,

	(root node),a,b,c,d,e,f,c,d,e,f,c,d,e,f

now if we added /child::* to the end of our XPath, i.e.,

should the results be in document order, i.e.,


or should the children of each node be found and added to our result as they are found, i.e.

(child::*) Go through each of the nodes from descendant-or-self::node(),

children of (root)	= a
children of a		= b
children of b		= c, c, c

and so on resulting in the following,




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