Subject: Re: [xsl] ancestor::* and for-each|
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2010 17:27:19 +0100
I use ancestor-or-self::* to obtain the node sequence from some node to the document root. The outermost/top element of the document isn't interesting, so I add a predicate, and I find that this works: [position() != last()] Apparently, the sequence goes from leaf to root, which is the closing tag order, as it should be.
The sequence returned by a path expression is always in document order so (ancestor-or-self::*)[position()!=1]
 in a step is a predicate http://www.w3.org/TR/xpath20/#id-predicates
 applied to a sequence is a filter http://www.w3.org/TR/xpath20/#id-filter-expr
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