Re: trying to create a node-set of attribute nodes
On Mon, 10 Mar 2003, Jeni Tennison wrote: > Hi Robert, > > > eg., if i wanted all attribute nodes with name "key", that's > > just > > > > //@key > > > > but what if i want attr nodes where key is specifically equal to > > "F"? i'm assuming that requires a predicate, but i've tested several > > variations and none work. how do i ask if the string-value is equal > > to "F"? > > Get the string value of the context node (the attribute) with the > string() function: > > //@key[string(.) = "F"] > > or just use . and let the processor do the conversion of the attribute > node to a string implicitly: > > //@key[. = "F"] ah, this seems to explain something else i was looking at. if i have the path //element[@attr = "value"] this will obviously select all "element"s with attribute "attr" whose value is "value". if i were to write that out the long way, i would get //element[string(@attr) = "value"] is that right? that is, using an attribute in a string context forces it to be converted into its "string-value" value. ok, things are starting to make more sense. rday XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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