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Re: matching question

Subject: Re: matching question
From: Garvin Riensche <g.riensche@xxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 06 Aug 2008 13:25:53 +0200
Re:  matching question
Thanks for your answer. So, if my stylesheet only consists of one template without an apply-templates:

<xsl:template match="node()">
...
</xsl:template>

I guess there's a build-in template with a call of apply-templates so that this template is executed.

If my input is like

<a>
  <b/>
</a>

the above template matches only <a> although <b> is also a node that is "children of some parent". What's the reason for that?

regards,
Garvin



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.

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