Re: [xsl] Addressing siblings

Subject: Re: [xsl] Addressing siblings
From: "Joris Gillis" <roac@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2005 11:24:32 +0100
Tempore 10:28:05, die 02/09/2005 AD, hinc in xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx scripsit <David.McKay@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:

<xsl:variable name="husband-birthday" select="../*[@wife=./@name]/@birth"/>

This would select all persons that have the same name as their wifes (that would be rather unlikely).

You could use this instead:

<xsl:variable name="husband-birthday" select="../*[@wife=current()/@name]/@birth"/>

but the key approach gives better performance.

Joris Gillis (
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