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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) didn't
> return the 4th foo element in the document, because it wouldn't be
> 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 . The
> child axis is a forward axis, so the nodes must be arranged in
> document order when assessing their position .
(//foo | //bar)
Would that be the 4th occurrence of either foo or bar, in document
order? That's just an implementational nightmare.