[xquery-talk] Order of results in XQuery expressions
mike at saxonica.com
Mon Dec 4 11:41:34 PST 2006
> Though this is the way how all XQuery processors that I am
> aware of behave, it is not actually demanded by the specs.
> Rather, the default setting of `ordering mode' (if nothing is
> set in the query prolog) is implementation-defined (Sect.
> 4.7, XQuery 1.0 CR).
Technically you are right (and I deliberately glossed over this point,
because I thought it was unlikely to help the OP with his problem). The
results of unordered evaluation of path expressions can be so weird that I
don't think any processor would make this the default. For
"implementation-defined" read "may be controlled using an
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