[xsl] Re: thoroughly confused about node() matching

Subject: [xsl] Re: thoroughly confused about node() matching
From: "Dimitre Novatchev" <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2003 19:20:04 +0100
"Yates, Danny (ANTS)" <danny.yates@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> Robert,
> According to the XSLT 1.0 spec
> (http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-xslt-19991116),
> section 5.2 (http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-xslt-19991116#patterns), node()
> matches "any node other than an attribute node and the root node".

This generally is not true. What will be matched by the node test


depends on the axis specifyier that comes with it:

      - child::node() matches elements, PIs, comments and text nodes
      - parent::node() matches elements or the root node.
      - attribute::node() matches attributes
      - namespace::node() matches namespaces.

So, depending on the axis, every possible type of node can be matched by the
node() node-test.

Hope this helped.


Dimitre Novatchev.
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