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   Re: [xml-dev] Quick Xpath

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> > Technically, I think we're compliant, but it sure can annoy the
> > user. ;)
> It would certainly be annoying if, for example, (//foo)[4] didn't
> return the 4th foo element in the document, because it wouldn't be
> compliant.
> In the XPath 1.0 spec it states that a Predicate on an expression (as
> here) filters the node-set with respect to the child axis [1]. The
> child axis is a forward axis, so the nodes must be arranged in
> document order when assessing their position [2].

Howsabout given:

	(//foo | //bar)[4]

Would that be the 4th occurrence of either foo or bar, in document 
order?  That's just an implementational nightmare.



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