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Re: Node ordering

From: Peter Flynn <peter.nosp@-.--------.-->
Date: 9/20/2006 8:38:00 PM wrote:
> Hi all,
> Is there any guarantee the order of the elements in a document when 
> processed will not be changed.

No guarantee, but anyone who implemented an XML processor that
changed the order arbitrarily would soon find themselves out of
business...processing a text document and finding the order of
the paragraphs had changed would not be a useful discovery :-)

Is there a reason why you think the order might be changed?
In normal circumstances the order only changes when the program
requests it (eg <xsl:sort/>).



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