[XSLT/newbie]value-of attributes of the root node

Subject: [XSLT/newbie]value-of attributes of the root node
From: nik.makepeace@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2000 14:25 +0000
I am trying to get the value of an attribute of the root node 
into mydocument, but having a hard time.

The source is:
<description name="AirCon 5000">
 <change recency="7">
 <change recency="4">
 <change recency="3">

but this template returns nothing between <name> and </name>:

<xsl:template match="/">
  <name><xsl:value-of select="@name" />
 <xsl:apply-templates />

However, if I have a template later which requests the attribute 
value of a different element (e.g. <change recency="x">), that 
works perfectly, as per s7.6 of the spec.

What have I missed?  Or should I just wait until Mike Kay's book 
arrives tomorrow?

Cheers for any advice,

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