RE: [xsl] XPath question

Subject: RE: [xsl] XPath question
From: "Stuart Celarier" <stuart@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 09:32:10 -0700

In XPath, the term 'child' means immediate descendant, just like it does
in English. Your great-great-grandchildren are not your children [1]
they are your descendents, and you their ancestor. In XPath an internal
/ means child, // means descendant. These are both abbreviations for the
child:: and descendant:: axes, respectively. Take a look at for more.


[1] Although cyclic relationships do occur among humans, see "I'm My Own
Grandpa" (Lonzo and Oscar), e.g.,

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