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From Joerg Heinicke <jheini...@virbus.de>
Subject Re: [jxpath] order of returned objects: //* vs. descendant::*
Date Tue, 03 Jun 2003 12:02:32 GMT
Hello Dmitri,

may I ask for the status of your investigation?

Joerg

Dmitri Plotnikov wrote:
> Joerg,
> 
> Thanks for reporting this. I will investigate.
> 
> - Dmitri
> 
> 
> --- Joerg Heinicke <jheinicke@virbus.de> wrote:
> 
>>Hello,
>>
>>for testing our own XPath implementation I wrote some XPath tests.
>>Some of 
>>the tests showed strange behaviour. The two XPathes I have in mind
>>are '//*' 
>>and 'descendant::*', both evaluated on the root context.
>>
>>The order of the returned objects is different.
>>
>>XML:
>>
>><element1>
>>   <element1-1>
>>     <element1-1-1/>
>>     <element1-1-2/>
>>   </element1-1>
>>   <element1-2>
>>     <element1-2-1/>
>>     <element1-2-2/>
>>   </element1-2>
>>   <element1-3>
>>     <element1-3-1/>
>>     <element1-3-2/>
>>   </element1-3>
>></element1>
>>
>>result of '//*' (same for non-abbreviated syntax 
>>'/descendant-or-self::node()/child::*'):
>>
>>element1
>>element1-1
>>element1-2
>>element1-3
>>element1-1-1
>>element1-1-2
>>element1-2-1
>>element1-2-2
>>element1-3-1
>>element1-3-2
>>
>>result of 'descendant::*'
>>
>>element1
>>element1-1
>>element1-1-1
>>element1-1-2
>>element1-2
>>element1-2-1
>>element1-2-2
>>element1-3
>>element1-3-1
>>element1-3-2
>>
>>The second order is the one I expect even if it's a node set and so
>>has no 
>>sorting (document order) or alphabetically sorted as I heard in
>>JXPath.
>>
>>What's really strange is the different behaviour of the two
>>expressions.
>>
>>Regards,
>>
>>Joerg

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