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RE: getting the text nodes from a set of attribute nod

Subject: RE: getting the text nodes from a set of attribute nodes
From: Jarno.Elovirta@xxxxxxxxx
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2003 18:50:50 +0300
xpath getting attribute values

>   <a>
>    <b attr='whatever' ... </b>
>    <b attr='more' ... </b>
>    <b attr='yadda yadda' ... </b>
>   </a>
> and i'd like to use another template to process the (string)
> values of the (set of) "attr" attributes.
>   if i'm already processing the <a> element, i can certainly
> create a node-set of the appropriate attribute nodes with:
>  <xsl:variable name="set" select="b/@attr"/>
> that will give me a node-set of attribute nodes and, when i
> pass these to another template, that template will be responsible
> for taking the string value of each attribute node to do further 
> processing.
>   on the other hand, would it be any faster or more elegant to
> use an expression to create a node-set of text nodes corresponding
> to those attribute values right off the bat so that all i'm
> passing is a set of text nodes?

Unlike in DOM, XPath attributes don't contain their textual value as a text node child, but rather it's just their value, see <http://www.w3.org/TR/xpath#attribute-nodes>. So the only way is to pass the attribute nodes themselves.

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