RE: Xpath and Ranges
Hello, The below statement works fine when I run a XQUERY against my XML. It returns the nodes that I need. for $T1 in (//title), $T2 in (//title) return ($T1, //*[. >> $T1 and . << $T2], $T2) However, when I plug it into a XSLT template it complains about the >>,<< characters. I have tried different versions of them but none validate. <xsl:template match="for $T1 in (//title), $T2 in (//title) return ($T1, //*[. >> $T1 and . << $T2], $T2)"> <xsl:element name="sect1"> <xsl:apply-templates/> </xsl:element> </xsl:template> Any suggestions? Thanks! -----Original Message----- From: Michael Kay [mailto:mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2006 12:20 PM To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: RE: Xpath and Ranges > Is it possible to use Xpath to select a range of nodes. > > <chapter> > <title>X</title> > <para> > <para> > <title>Y</title> > </chapter> > > I would like an Xpath statement that would select //title > THROUGH //title and include all nodes between. Is this possible? > I'm assuming that <para> represents <para>....</para>, i.e. a complete element. If you know that the nodes are siblings, and you are positioned on their parent, then you can do (title , *[. >> title and . << title] , title) If they aren't siblings and you are positioned on the root, then you can do for $T1 in (//title), $T2 in (//title) return ($T1, //*[. >> $T1 and . << $T2], $T2) That's XPath 2.0; in 1.0 it's more tricky. Michael Kay http://www.saxonica.com/
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