[xsl] Re: thanks for answer, and ...

Subject: [xsl] Re: thanks for answer, and ...
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2002 23:49:05 +0100
> but one more question (you can reply to 
> the whole list OR privately, whatever you prefer):
>     ** why don't I ever want to begin a match pattern with '//' ?

because it causes strain on your fingers and keyboard typing two extra
characters, but doesn't affect the elements that are matched.

match="foo" matches any element foo that is the child of anything.
match="//foo" matches any element foo that is a descendent of the root

but these are the same thing. The only difference is that the default
priorities in the two cases are slightly different, but if you are
relying on priorities to disambiguate overlapping matches it's always
clearer to specify the priority explictly.

> another//fred
> but I don't really see that as a quantum leap forward.  is it?

sounds like you just want "fred"


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