RE: Why aren't rules matched with "*"?
You are probably right about the //. However, what I am trying to match are actually children of the "Para" element. In other words, Menu, Prompt, etc. are elements inside of Para. So, I thought they should be matched by the "*". Someone else suggested the exhibited behavior I am getting might be a bug in MSXML3, which I am using. -----Original Message----- From: Steve Hankin [mailto:steve.hankin@xxxxxxxx] Sent: Monday, July 17, 2000 11:04 AM To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Re: Why aren't rules matched with "*"? Apologies if I get this wrong since I am _v_ new to this, but perhaps you need this... <xsl:apply-templates select="//*"/> ...or even... <xsl:apply-templates select="//"/> I think the * will give you everything on your current level, whereas the // will travel down the path to pick everything up. Regards, Steve Charles Cantrell wrote: > I have the following rule in my xsl stylesheet. > > <xsl:template match="Para"> > <p"> > <xsl:apply-templates > select="Menu|Table|WindowID|Illustration|Prompt|ErrMsg|text()"/> > </p> > </xsl:template> > > and it successfully matches and applies rules for each of the templates > specified in the "select" expression. For example, the following rule for > "Menu" is matched: > > <xsl:template match="Menu"> > <xsl:if test="contains(.,'1,1,4,1')"> > THIS IS <i>REALLY</i> MENU 1,4,1,1 > </xsl:if> > <strong style="font-family: arial; color:green"><xsl:value-of > select="text()"/></strong> > </xsl:template> > > However, if I change the rule to: > > <xsl:template match="Para"> > <p> > <xsl:apply-templates select="*"/> > </p> > </xsl:template> > > then no templates are matched. > > Why aren't the Menu, Table and so on rules matched, as well as others? I > thought that the "*" was a universal selector, and so should get everything. > What is it that I don't understand here. Thanks. > > Charles Cantrell > Information Engineer > Ontario Systems Corporation > 1150 West Kilgore Avenue > Muncie, IN 47305 > > (765) 751-7000 > > > XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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