RE: Re: XPath expression confusion
There seems to be a variety of usage in the term "root" in the context of XML documents. While it is true that "/" represents the document's "root node", the child of "/" is commonly referred to as the "root element". Since the person who asked the question clearly wanted to know if "system" was the top-level element in my document (and therefore the child of "/"), I answered "yes", although, as you point out, the "root node" is always "/", and the "root element" is always the only child of "/". -- Charles Knell cknell@xxxxxxxxxx - email -----Original Message----- From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx> Sent: Fri, 13 Jan 2006 09:47:02 GMT To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Re: XPath expression confusion > Yes, "system" is the root node. No, it's the child of the root node. The root node is selected by / and is never an element it represents the logical root of the document. David ________________________________________________________________________ This e-mail has been scanned for all viruses by Star. The service is powered by MessageLabs. For more information on a proactive anti-virus service working around the clock, around the globe, visit: http://www.star.net.uk ________________________________________________________________________
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