Re: Venetian Blinds vs Garden of Eden patterns for industry
At 2010-10-28 20:48 +0100, Pete Cordell wrote: >Original Message From: "G. Ken Holman" > >>>My XPath knowledge is very weak, but does that allow for matching >>>'b' in the 'tree' of: >>> >>>ns1:root/a/b ? >> >>No, you only asked "b whose qualified parent is in namespace ns1" > >Ah sorry. Instead of 'parent' I should have used the word 'ancestor'. > >More precisely what I should have said is that XPath can't express >"b whose nearest qualified ancestor is in namespace ns1". Sort of >b[qualified-ancestor::ns1]! b[ancestor::*[namespace-uri()!=''][self::ns1:*]] Breaking that down: b b[ancestor::*[namespace-uri()!='']] = all ancestors not in null namespace b[ancestor::*[namespace-uri()!='']] = closest of those b[ancestor::*[namespace-uri()!=''][self::ns1:*]] = when it is in ns1 Does this help you? . . . . . . . . . Ken -- Crane Softwrights Ltd. http://www.CraneSoftwrights.com/m/ G. Ken Holman mailto:gkholman@CraneSoftwrights.com Male Cancer Awareness Nov'07 http://www.CraneSoftwrights.com/m/bc Legal business disclaimers: http://www.CraneSoftwrights.com/legal
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