[XSL-LIST Mailing List Archive Home] [By Thread] [By Date] [Recent Entries] [Reply To This Message]

Re: How to insert a set nodes under the root of an ar

Subject: Re: How to insert a set nodes under the root of an arbitrary XML using XSL?
From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2011 17:00:56 -0500
Re:  How to insert a set nodes under the root of an  ar
Hi again,

On 1/7/2011 4:49 PM, was written:
The first match I gave is a match on the document node; / is the root
node, /* is the document node, at least per XPath 2 terminology.  XPath
1 is of course using different terminology.:)

Not quite. "/" is both "the root node" (when you know what tree you're talking about" and "a document node" (when you don't).

/* (short for /child::*) is the "document element" of a well-formed XML instance, but we also see trees (for example, it's not uncommon in temporary trees) that have more than one element child of the root; and this XPath will select all of them.

Such trees can be serialized and called into documents as external parsed entities, but they won't be complete documents in themselves, due to the well-formedness constraint on the XML format.


-- ====================================================================== Wendell Piez mailto:wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Mulberry Technologies, Inc. http://www.mulberrytech.com 17 West Jefferson Street Direct Phone: 301/315-9635 Suite 207 Phone: 301/315-9631 Rockville, MD 20850 Fax: 301/315-8285 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Mulberry Technologies: A Consultancy Specializing in SGML and XML ======================================================================

Current Thread


Purchasing Stylus Studio from our online shop is Easy, Secure and Value Priced!

Buy Stylus Studio Now

Download The World's Best XML IDE!

Accelerate XML development with our award-winning XML IDE - Download a free trial today!

Don't miss another message! Subscribe to this list today.
First Name
Last Name
Subscribe in XML format
RSS 2.0
Atom 0.3
Site Map | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Trademarks
Free Stylus Studio XML Training:
W3C Member
Stylus Studio® and DataDirect XQuery ™are products from DataDirect Technologies, is a registered trademark of Progress Software Corporation, in the U.S. and other countries. © 2004-2013 All Rights Reserved.