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From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 16:41:19 GMT
spam re
>  I haven't got it.

when considering // it's important to distinguish select expressions
(which use Xpath) to Match patterns (which use an XSLT-specific
construct that looks a lot like a subset of Xpath, but is actually
separately defined). Actually it's important to disinguish these all the
time but usually people find // is the first problem case...

just selects the foo children of teh current node, and
selects all the foo elements in the document.



matches the current node if there is any node anywhere in the tree such
that the Xpath zzzz evealuated at this other node would select a node
set that includes the current node.

matches any foo element anywhere as evaluating select="foo" on the
parent of that node would select the foo node.
match="//foo" also matches any element as evaluatinng that on an
ancestor of the current element will select the current element.

Note // is not always redundant in match patters, just redundant at the

match="a//b" matches all b elements that have a as an ancestor, as
select="a//b" evaluated on the parent of a would select those b


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