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   Re: [xml-dev] parent axis

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XSLT and XPath questions would be better posted to the following list:


There are a number of subscribers who would enthusiastically respond to 
such questions.

There is also an *excellent* FAQ at:


At 2004-07-08 12:46 +0400, Dmitry Lizorkin wrote:
>Surprisingly I found out that the parent axis is considered a reverse axis
>in XQuery and XPath 2.0, but is considered a forward axis in XPath 1.0.

I can't see any chapter/verse that says in XPath 1.0 that the parent axis 
is in document order ... but does it matter?  There is only ever zero or 
one nodes on the parent axis, so why is order important?

Perhaps you are considering that XSLT regards a set of nodes selected by 
XPath as always in document order, regardless of the order of the axes used 
in the generation of the set.

>Why does this terminology have to be such ambiguous?

To comment appropriately I'd like you to cite the terminology with which 
you have a problem.

I hope this helps.

...................... Ken

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