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Re: matching

  • From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@C...>
  • To: xml-dev@l...
  • Date: Thu, 04 Jan 2001 15:10:30 -0500

template matching fundamentals
At 01/01/04 14:41 -0500, e.e wrote:
>I am just a beginner


>and my questions are as follows:

XSL, XSLT and XPath questions would be better posted to the following list:


There are a number of subscribers who would enthusiastically respond to 
such questions.

There is also an *excellent* FAQ at:


><xsl:template match ="/order"> {starts from document root,Child of a 
>document root  } {does it return all order elements or first match?}

This matches only the document element of the source document only if the 
document element is named "order".

><xsl:template match ="order">    {starts from ? Child of a which context 
>node ? } {does it return all order elements or first match?}

This matches *any* element named order in the document.

><xsl:template match ="//order"> {starts from ? Child of a which context 
>node ? } {does it return all order elements or first match?}

This is equivalent to match="order".

Note that none of the above "return" anything ... it would help you to 
review basic concepts of template matching.  There is a 120-page excerpt of 
our book that can be freely downloaded from our web site ... that should 
give you some of the basics you need.  A prose rewrite of the first two 
modules is also available through the XML.com link below.

I hope this helps.

............. Ken

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