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Subject: Re: [xsl] Multiple IDs
From: JBryant@xxxxxxxxx
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2005 13:30:30 -0600

I don't know what the specs say it should do, but, each time the problem 
has bitten me, the behavior was #2.

J




Elliotte Harold <elharo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
01/10/2005 01:19 PM
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I could swear this came up somewhere recently, but right now I can't 
find it. In XPath 1.0, what does the id() function do if there are 
multiple elements in the document with the specified ID? (This is 
possible, even though invalid.) Should it:

1. Report an error?
2. Return the first one in document order?
3. Return a node-set containing all of them?
4. Something else?


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