Subject: Re: XSLT/XPATH jargon|
From: "John E. Simpson" <simpson@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2000 10:30:42 -0500
I've 'lifted' various definitions from various places to try and put together a jargon buster for XSLT.
DOCUMENT ORDER: Normally top down, left to right traversal of the document tree. [...]
NODE TEST: A node test identifies a type of node in the document, the simplest type being an element name.
NODE TYPE: There are seven node types: element, attribute, text, processing instruction, comment, namespace, and root. These are: the elements, attributes, text, processing instructions, and comments in a document. Namespace nodes represent the namespaces used in the document. The root node is the root of the document. In every XML document, there is exactly one root node, which the node that contains the (optional) prologue and the document element.
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