Re: What is the difference between patterns - "*|/" and "*"
Tyler wrote: > My take on things is that: > > <xsl:template match="//*"> > > is effectively the same as: > > <xsl:template match="*"> > > However I don't think this is a legal pattern anyways because a > ComposeExpression does not start with the union operator. // is not the Union operator, but the Ancestry operator and starting a MatchExpr or SelectExpr with // is valid. | is the union operator. <xsl:template match="//*"/> and <xsl:template match="*"/> are effectively the same as you pointed out. Sometimes there are more than one way of doing something, however <xsl:apply-templates select="//*"/> and <xsl:apply-templates select="*"/> are very different in that "//*" will start at the document and select all descendant elements, where "*" will start at the current element and select only it's child elements. --Keith XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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