RE: matching question
Two points: 1. For any template rule T to be fired, two conditions must apply: (a) someone has to call apply-templates selecting a particular node N (b) Node N has to match the match pattern for rule T. 2. The pattern match="node()" is short for match="child::node()". So it doesn't match all nodes, it only matches nodes that are children of some parent. That is, it matches elements, text nodes, comments, and processing instructions, but not attributes, document (=root) nodes, or namespaces. Michael Kay http://www.saxonica.com/ > -----Original Message----- > From: Garvin Riensche [mailto:g.riensche@xxxxxxx] > Sent: 06 August 2008 11:25 > To: XSL Mulberry list > Subject: matching question > > Hello, > > I have a question about the pattern "node()" when used in a > template "match" Attribute. I thought that it would always > match all nodes in the source file, but it matches only all > nodes when the corresponding template is called from > apply-templates. If it stands alone only the "root" node is > matched. What's the reason for that behavior? Is it because > the first matching element is the root element and the others > are descendants of it? > > regards, > Garvin
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