Re: [xsl] Retrieving top-level attribute value in XSLT 2.0

Subject: Re: [xsl] Retrieving top-level attribute value in XSLT 2.0
From: "Bob Portnell" <simply.bobp@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2006 11:56:39 -0700
That does eliminate the Saxon message, but the value of that @from
fails to appear in the output.  Am I running afoul of type conflicts?
This is driving me buggy.

Bob P

On 8/31/06, Mukul Gandhi <gandhi.mukul@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
You must do:

<xsl:value-of select="xtvd/@from" />

On 8/31/06, Bob Portnell <simply.bobp@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi, kids. This is darn embarassing, but I've tried everything I know
> and several things I don't and gotten nowhere. The problem is
> ludicrously simple. Given this input XML (this is the root element of
> the file...):
> <xtvd from='2006-08-31T15:44:36Z' to='2006-09-06T15:44:36Z'
> schemaVersion='1.3' xmlns='urn:TMSWebServices'
> xmlns:xsi=''
> xsi:schemaLocation='urn:TMSWebServices
> I'm trying to grab the dateTime in the from attribute and park it in
> my result HTML:
> <xsl:template match="/">
>        <html>
>                <head> (Omitted; it works) </head>
>                <body>
>                        <h1>
>                                (other omitted but working code)
>                                <xsl:value-of select="@from" />
>                        </h1>
>                </body>
>        </html>
> </xsl:template>
> When I run this through Saxon, it kindly informs me:
> Warning: on (that line where you've got @from):
>  The attribute axis starting at a document-node() node will never
> select anything
> Which leads me to believe that somehow I'm not actually addressing the
> <xtvd> element. But I've tried every combination of symbols I can
> imagine to get down from document-node() to its child <xtvd> and
> almost nothing works. The closest I get is "//@from", which gets me
> that dateTime and a bunch of other dates further down the document. If
> I could figure out a sensible predicate for "//@from" to single out
> the one in <xtvd>, that'd work too.
> (And my copy of XSLT COOKBOOK is en route, so I shan't bother the list
> with baby questions too much longer.)
> Thanks,
> Bob P
> simply.bobp@xxxxxxxxx

-- Regards, Mukul Gandhi

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