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RE: template processing with document() selected nodes

Subject: RE: template processing with document() selected nodes
From: "Michael Kay" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 18:19:40 +0100
template processing
> It all works fine except for one thing: where I have a 
> template which matches one of the elements from the main 
> content file, e.g. "image", I can't seem to access the 
> hierarchy of the map file in XPath expressions:

As a general rule, if you're processing more than one document, then it's
best to avoid path expressions beginning with "/", as you and your readers
will both get confused about which document "/" is referring to (the answer
is: the root of the document containing the context node). Instead, bind
variables to the root nodes of both documents, and use path expressions that
start with a variable reference.

Michael Kay
http://www.saxonica.com/

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