Re: why is select=".[true()]" bad?
Mike -- Try self::node()[@id=1] The "." is an AbbreviatedStep (production ) and cannot be followed by a predicate according to production . That production requires AxisSpecifier NodeTest Predicate* HTH, Gary Mike Brown wrote: > > Why is it that a predicate is not allowed when I do something like > > <xsl:variable name="foo" select=".[@id=1]"/> > > I mean if the current node has an 'id' attribute numerically equal to the > number 1, then $foo will be the current node; otherwise it will be an > empty node-set, right? Both SAXON and XT gripe at me for having a > predicate after . at all. I can't even say ".[true()]"! What's the deal? > I don't see anything in XPath prohibiting this. XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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