Re: [xsl] how to read a pseudo-duplicated key?

Subject: Re: [xsl] how to read a pseudo-duplicated key?
From: "Marco Pedrini" <marco.pedrini@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 14:59:52 +0200
ok, Lars 

it works with a definition like : select="/*/PORTPATH"...

A question, to understand what I've done: could you explain me the differences between this statement and one like this  select="//PORTPATH" ?
with the first I'm looking for 'PORTPATH' at a defined level? or not ...
perhaps stupid question of a stupid schoolboy, but this is ...

next time spaghetti & pizza for all you
thanx a lot

-----Messaggio Originale----- 
Da: "Lars Huttar" <lars_huttar@xxxxxxx>
A: <xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Data invio: giovedì 29 maggio 2003 18.05
Oggetto: RE: [xsl] how to read a pseudo-duplicated key?

> Marco Pedrini wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >     while I'm reading my XML file, how could I choose the
> > right value for tha key "PORTPATH" if it is defined in two
> > places, at a first level, and inner the "REGISTER_STOR" tag,
> > at a second level ?
> The first question is, what are your criteria for deciding which
> is the right value?
> > Now the value retrieved is not the one at a first level
> > (value :8071)!
> Right now the value of the PortPath variable is a nodeset including
> all nodes that match //PORTPATH.  The first of these, in document
> order, is /REGISTER_STOR/PORTPATH.  Depending on how you use $PortPath
> in an expression, you will probably get only this first one.
> > How can I get this gool?
> If what you want is the PORTPATH at the top level, then use
>   <xsl:variable name="PortPath" select="/PORTPATH"/>
> However that's going by your XML snippet, which is not a well-formed
> XML document (it has more than one top-level element).
> So it's possible that what you really want is select="/*/PORTPATH"...
> it depends on what your input XML document really looks like,
> and what your design specification is for which PORTPATH is
> the one that matters.
> Lars
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