RE: [xsl] XPath context evaluation

Subject: RE: [xsl] XPath context evaluation
From: "Michael Kay" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 12 May 2006 13:19:22 +0100
> (e.g. "//info[id = '123']" ) shows no issues, however I am 
> not able to use the current context (one of the <id> elements 
> in the <idList>) to evaluate an XPath expression as 
> "//info[id = .]" or "//info[string(id) = (.)]".
> Am I missing something obvious, is this a restriction of XPath?

The current context changes inside the []. Just as "id" means "the id child
of the info element being tested, so "." means "the info element being
tested". If you want to refer to some other element, use a variable (or in
XSLT, current()).

Michael Kay

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