Re: why is select=".[true()]" bad?

Subject: Re: why is select=".[true()]" bad?
From: Mike Brown <mike@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2000 23:32:41 -0600 (MDT)
Gary L Peskin wrote:
> Try self::node()[@id=1]
> The "." is an AbbreviatedStep (production [12]) and cannot be followed
> by a predicate according to production [4].  That production requires
> 	AxisSpecifier NodeTest Predicate*

Ah, so "." is not just self::node(), it is an abbreviation of the
*step* self::node() -- axis, node test, and any predicates inclusive.
Makes sense, then, but isn't obvious by the prose portion of the XPath
spec. Thanks!

   - Mike
Mike J. Brown, software engineer at         My XML/XSL resources: in Denver, Colorado, USA 

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