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Re: XSLT/XPATH jargon

Subject: Re: XSLT/XPATH jargon
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2000 14:08:10 GMT
Re: XSLT/XPATH jargon
> * : A * matches all of the element children of the context node.
   or all attribute nodes in the attribute axis

> ROOT NODE: The root node is the root of the document tree.
probably worth explictly adding that this is not the same as the
node corresponding to the document element. (It is that nodes parent.)


> RESULT TREE FRAGMENT: Some part of the output resulting from
> triggering a template.

If `Output' here means output from the stylesheet, this is misleading as
the RTF may be stored in a variable and never output at all.
An RTF is (al) the result of instantiating some `template' (ie
xsl:template or content of a non empty xsl:variable or xsl:param)
it may be copied to the output with xsl:copy-of, or converted to a
string and used as a string in an expression. (It is not possible to
gain access to the internal tree structure of the rtf without the use of
non standard extension functions)

David


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