RE: XPath: excluding a descendant
> The aim: > For providing some quick-and-dirty html output, just making > sure all data are in there somehow, I want to "dump" all > content below a certain node (not the root element) to the > screen. There is, however, one sub-sub-sub-node whose > contents I want to display on its own in a more structured > way, and I do not want it duplicated in the dump. Following > the suggestions I could find for selecting all children > except for one in the FAQ I constructed this: > > <xsl:apply-templates > select="abcd:Gathering[not(self::LongitudeDecimal)]"/> This will process all the abcd:Gathering elements that are not LongitudeDecimal elements. Of course, none of them are. Without seeing the structure of your XML I find it difficult to tell you the correct code. But the simplest way of not processing a particular element (and its children/descendants) is to write an empty template rule for it: <xsl:template match="LongitideDecimal"/> Michael Kay > > where Gathering is the top node for the dump, and > Gathering/GatheringSite/SiteCoordinates/LongitudeDecimal the > one node I would want _not_ to display. This does not work at > all, I guess because the element-to-exclude is not a child, > but a descendant (?). If I change the line above to > "...not(descendant::...", I get a different effect: not > excepting the one element from the output, but just testing > on presence of the node, with everything being displayed when > "LongitudeDecimal" does not exist, but nothing when it does. > How can I achieve to always display everything, always > without the Longitude-content? > > Thanks, > Andrea > > > 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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