RE: Using absolute path when context item is an atomic
Because "absolute paths" are not absolute at all: they select relative to the root of the tree containing the context node. You've got to know which document to look in. Michael Kay http://www.saxonica.com/ > -----Original Message----- > From: andrew welch [mailto:andrew.j.welch@xxxxxxxxx] > Sent: 18 October 2005 16:28 > To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: Using absolute path when context item is an > atomic value xslt 2.0 > > If you do the following (contrived example): > > <xsl:for-each select="1 to $max"> > <xsl:apply-templates select="/root/somelem[.]"/> > </xsl:for-each> > > You get the error: > > XPTY0020: Cannot select a node here: the context item is an > atomic value > Failed to compile stylesheet. 1 error detected. > > Why can't I use an absolute path here -why does it matter what the > context item is? > > (I'm using Saxon 851b)
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