RE: Using attributes with XPath
Mike (et al.), I spoke incorrectly about attributes. (And I am taking a real drubbing for it.) I can see that another issue was in my mind at the time, but the relevance has been lost in the exchange. Thanks for the correction, Mike Ferrando Library Technician Library of Congress Washington, DC 202-707-4454 --- Michael Kay <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > 1. The axis concepts concerning XML elements (parent::*, > child::*, > > etc.) is not the same between an element and its attributes. > > Thus for a beginner in XSLT, my comment about attributes > > stands. > > Eh? You said an attribute has no parent. But if $x is an attribute, > then > $x/parent::* gives you an element, whether you are a beginner in > XSLT or > not. You don't help beginners by making statements that aren't > true. > > > > > You really think beginners are going to wade through all the > > techno-talk when working with a workflow they probably didn't > > even setup in the first place? > > > > No, beginners aren't going to wade through it all. That's why it's > very > important not to give them incorrect information. > > Michael Kay > http://www.saxonica.com/ > > __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com
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