RE: [xsl] I mean self::* doesn't select attributes :(

Subject: RE: [xsl] I mean self::* doesn't select attributes :(
From: "Evan Lenz" <elenz@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 16:12:47 -0700
Okay, so I didn't need that correction; the principal node type holds for
*any* name test.

Removing unneeded complexity from my previous examples, I now have the
following approaches to testing whether the attribute context node's name is
a particular namespaced name:

@*[local-name()='foo' namespace-uri()='&xyzURI;']
@*[count(.|../@xyz:foo)=count(../@xyz:foo)]  (Thanks Ken)

The first is definitely the most intuitive, though it's still messy in that
it requires you to explicitly include the namespace URI, regardless of
whether a corresponding prefix binding is in scope.

What I naturally tried was:


But that doesn't work, because the self axis will *never* select attributes
except with self::node(), being that *element* is the principal node type of
the self axis and there is no attribute() node test (not that that would be

Evan Lenz
XYZFind Corp.

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