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RE: matching question

Subject: RE: matching question
From: "Michael Kay" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2008 11:41:42 +0100
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

> -----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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