Re: [xsl] select all nodes WITHOUT a specific attribute?

Subject: Re: [xsl] select all nodes WITHOUT a specific attribute?
From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2001 15:29:45 -0500

At 02:41 PM 12/3/01, you wrote:
What I got so far is

<xsl:for-each select="things/thing[string-length(@id) = 0]">

This seems to work, but it rubs me the wrong way.  Is there a more elegant

Your instincts are good.


will return things that have no id attribute, as opposed to things whose id attribute is length zero.

Mind you, a <thing id=""/> will be left out by your test, but caught by mine. If you wanted something truly equivalent,


will not include <thing id=""/> -- it almost amounts to the same test you have.

Hope that helps,

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