Re: How do you apply templates ONLY to the direct chil
How do you apply templates ONLY to the direct children of an element/node, supposed you dont know their name? What if there is no matching template, why are grandchildren also matched? ... Or is this a simple xsl question :)?
This is a simple XSLT question: there are built-in template rules that are engaged when you do not provide a template rule for a node that is processed by your stylesheet:
If you want to throw away everything that isn't caught by your template rules, then you have to override the built-in template rule for all elements by providing an empty template for all elements not explicitly matched in your stylesheet:
<xsl:template match="*"/><!--no template for all other elements-->
But then you'll have to be careful that you do, indeed, have a template rule for all of your elements and that you are not already unknowingly somewhere else in your stylesheet relying on the built-in template rule for elements.
I hope this helps.
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