Re: Understanding when to use apply-templates with no
Thanks for clarifying! On Sat, Jan 29, 2011 at 3:31 PM, Brandon Ibach <brandon.ibach@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > The <xsl:apply-templates/> instruction is equivalent to > <xsl:apply-templates select="node()"/>, so it will apply templates to > all child nodes of the context node. > > Note that this does *not* include attributes, as they are not "child" > nodes. It does, however, include comments, processing instructions > and text nodes, including whitespace separating elements, if it hasn't > been stripped out by the processor. > > -Brandon :) > > > On Sat, Jan 29, 2011 at 5:25 PM, Karl Stubsjoen <kstubs@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: >> I see this a lot: >> >> <xsl:apply-templates /> >> >> I have even used it but to be honest, I'm not sure I undertand it >> completely. Given the following xml: >> >> <a> >> <b> >> <c> >> <d> >> </a> >> >> If the current context is <a> and you call <xsl:apply-templates />, >> the following template matches will hit: >> match="a" >> match="b" >> match="*" <!-- which picks up on a match of C and D --> >> >> What else gets matched? If <a> looks like this <a att1="123" >> att2="456">, we better have attribute matches too? What about >> comments and processing instructions? So if you have. >> <a> >> <!-- this is a comment --!> >> <?this is a processing instruction?> >> <b> >> </a> >> >> Is there a best practice here to mention? >> >> Thanks, just thinking out loud on this. >> Karl.. >> >> >> >> -- >> Karl Stubsjoen >> MeetScoresOnline.com >> (602) 845-0006 > > -- Karl Stubsjoen MeetScoresOnline.com (602) 845-0006
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