RE: [xsl] detecting attribute node type

Subject: RE: [xsl] detecting attribute node type
From: "Michael Kay" <mhkay@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2001 12:45:15 +0100
> Is there an efficient way to detect by XPath expression (not
> by a pattern) that current node is an attribute node ?

It's surprisingly difficult.

If you only want to distinguish it from element nodes, you can do
<xsl:if test="not(namespace::*)">
since an element always has at least one namespace node, and an attribute
never has any.

Mike Kay
Software AG

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