Re: [xsl] simple XPath question

Subject: Re: [xsl] simple XPath question
From: "Thomas B. Passin" <tpassin@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2001 16:18:04 -0400
[Chris Nolte]

> Thank you both, these XPath expressions produce the desired result.  Your
> explanations (and Jeni's) were quite helpful.
> The nominal purpose of this example given in Fung's book (in which it
> as far as I can tell) is to demonstrate template priority, and that
> <xsl:template match='country[1]'> has a higher priority than <xsl:template
> match='country'>.  Accordingly, the solution Thomas Passin and Jeni
> posed of using <xsl:when
> test='position()=1'><first-country>...</first-country></xsl:when> ...
> a template matching 'country' is contrary to the purpose of the example,
> though it is certainly a viable approach.

Well, it looks like he succeeded in demonstrating the point, since the
country[1] template always got called, but the results weren't what anyone
would actually have wanted.


Tom P

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