Retrieving top-level attribute value in XSLT 2.0
Hi, kids. This is darn embarassing, but I've tried everything I know and several things I don't and gotten nowhere. The problem is ludicrously simple. Given this input XML (this is the root element of the file...):
<xtvd from='2006-08-31T15:44:36Z' to='2006-09-06T15:44:36Z' schemaVersion='1.3' xmlns='urn:TMSWebServices' xmlns:xsi='http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance' xsi:schemaLocation='urn:TMSWebServices http://docs.tms.tribune.com/tech/xml/schemas/tmsxtvd.xsd'>
I'm trying to grab the dateTime in the from attribute and park it in my result HTML:
<xsl:template match="/"> <html> <head> (Omitted; it works) </head> <body> <h1> (other omitted but working code) <xsl:value-of select="@from" /> </h1> </body> </html> </xsl:template>
When I run this through Saxon, it kindly informs me:
Warning: on (that line where you've got @from): The attribute axis starting at a document-node() node will never select anything
Which leads me to believe that somehow I'm not actually addressing the <xtvd> element. But I've tried every combination of symbols I can imagine to get down from document-node() to its child <xtvd> and almost nothing works. The closest I get is "//@from", which gets me that dateTime and a bunch of other dates further down the document. If I could figure out a sensible predicate for "//@from" to single out the one in <xtvd>, that'd work too.
(And my copy of XSLT COOKBOOK is en route, so I shan't bother the list with baby questions too much longer.)
Thanks, Bob P simply.bobp@xxxxxxxxx
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