Re: Ridiculous XPath expression, can I reduce it?
Nick Vincent writes: > I found this XPath expression lurking in some code, and I'm thinking this > *may well* not be the most efficient way of performing this task, which > basically finds all the elements that exist below any given <input.form> tag > but not below an <input.link> tag. > > Here is the horror: > > .//input.hidden[count(ancestor::input.form[not(@done)])=1 and > not(@form.prefix) and not(ancestor::input.link)] | ... using "starts-with(name(.),'input.')" might reduce it somewhat personally, I'd let all the elements get processed, but add a <xsl:if test="not(ancester::input.link)"> ... </xsl:if> condition in the template Sebastian Rahtz XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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