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 14:08:57 -0700
Okay, I've now tried that. There is no change: the date is not sent
into my output document.

On 8/31/06, Joe Fawcett <joefawcett@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
The document node has a namespace, either add the namespace declaration to
the stylesheet with a prefix and use that or for simplicity use:
<xsl:value-of select="*/@from" />


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From: "Mukul Gandhi" <gandhi.mukul@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2006 7:33 PM
Subject: Re: [xsl] Retrieving top-level attribute value in XSLT 2.0

> 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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