Pattern for attribute matching
If I want to construct a template that matches a `foo' element with a `bar' attribute, the appropriate `match' attribute is: match="foo[@bar]" Moreover, if I want to match any `bar' attribute at all, the appropriate `match' attribute is match="@bar" But suppose I want to match a `bar' attribute that's attached to a `foo' element. My first guess would be match="foo/@bar" But that doesn't seem entirely right because attributes are not children of element nodes, but rather associated with element nodes. So if that isn't correct, what would be correct? This question relates to a larger unresolved (apparently) issue in XPath: whether attribute nodes are really part of the document tree described by XPath, or related in some other way. Sec. 5 (Data Model) says: ``XPath operates on a XML document as a tree. This section descripe how XPath models an XML document as a tree.'' But in Sec. 5.3 (Attribute Nodes) it says: ``Each element node has an associated set of attribute nodes.'' So where does reality lie? Paul Abrahams abrahams@xxxxxxx XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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