Re: [xsl] Selecting a node based on two sub-element values

Subject: Re: [xsl] Selecting a node based on two sub-element values
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2005 15:58:45 GMT
   Michael Kay writes:
   > > 
   > > <xsl:if test="*[1]/VALUE/text() = 'AA' 
   > It's rarely a good idea to use /text() in this kind of comparison: better to
   > compare the value of the element itself:
   > test="*[1]/VALUE = 'AA'

   Can I then infer that I should refactor this test expression

	   org_list/org_code[@type='APPR' and text()='ANSI']


	   org_list[org_code@type='APPR' and org_code='ANSI']

   Kevin Rodgers

well it should be org_code/@type='APPR' or course not
org_code@type='APPR' but that isn't equivalent (in general) it searches
for org_code twice and it might return different nodes, ie the attribute
might not be on the child with value ANSI of course you may have a dtd
or schema that ensures there is only one org_code child in this
particular case.

You can do

	   org_list/org_code[@type='APPR' and .='ANSI']

using . rather than text()


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