Subject: Re: [xsl] XPath for matching multiple child elements|
From: "Will McCutchen" <mccutchen@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 12:20:53 -0500
Unfortunately while the above is legal in XPath 2.0 in an expression, it's still not allowed in a pattern - the syntax of patterns is much more restrictive.
Okay, thanks. I was sure that I had used syntax like that at some point while working with XSL. I've never been aware of the restrictions placed on patterns.
If you've got a schema then you might find that the elements you want to match are all members of the same substitution group, in which case you can write comments//schema-element(inline) where "inline" is the head of the substitution group. Or the elements might all have the same type, in which case you can write comments//element(*, inlineType).
Thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately, right now I'm working without a schema, so I can't use this immediately. I will try to keep this in mind for the future, though.