How Data is Represented on the Canvas

Data is represented by glyphs that contain an XPath expression. The composition of these XPath expressions varies based on the context of the component in which the data is being included. The glyph might contain just an element name, or it might display a longer XPath expression if it represents data whose context is not established by the containing component.


The context for the table component shown in Figure 490 is the video repeating element from the videos.xml document. You can see this if you select the table in the canvas and look at either the

The following table shows the different types of XPath expressions you might see in an XML Publisher report.

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