Go to standard### XPath operator: boolean object < object

### Standard excerpt:

If both objects to be compared are node-sets, then the comparison will be true if and only if there is a node in the first
node-set and a node in the second node-set such that the result of performing the comparison on the string-values of the two
nodes is true. If one object to be compared is a node-set and the other is a number, then the comparison will be true if and
only if there is a node in the node-set such that the result of performing the comparison on the number to be compared and
on the result of converting the string-value of that node to a number using the number function is true. If one object to
be compared is a node-set and the other is a string, then the comparison will be true if and only if there is a node in the
node-set such that the result of performing the comparison on the string-value of the node and the other string is true. If
one object to be compared is a node-set and the other is a boolean, then the comparison will be true if and only if the result
of performing the comparison on the boolean and on the result of converting the node-set to a boolean using the boolean function
is true.

When neither object to be compared is a node-set and the operator is <=, <, >= or >, then the objects are compared by converting
both objects to numbers and comparing the numbers according to IEEE 754. The < comparison will be true if and only if the
first number is less than the second number.

NOTE: When an XPath expression occurs in an XML document, any < and <= operators must be quoted according to XML 1.0 rules
by using, for example, < and <=. In the following example the value of the test attribute is an XPath expression:
<xsl:if test="@value < 10">...</xsl:if>

### Precedence:

Operators with greater precedence:
*(multiplication) |(union) mod div + - -(unary minus)

Operators with equal precedence:
<= >= >

Operators with less precedence:
= != or and

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