Re: [xsl] Compact XPath syntax

Subject: Re: [xsl] Compact XPath syntax
From: "Mukul Gandhi" <gandhi.mukul@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2007 18:17:27 +0530
Writing a bit late to this thread ...

On Dec 20, 2007 5:14 AM, Ramkumar Menon <ramkumar.menon@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Consider another XML.
> <a>
>  <b>
>     <c>
>  </b>
>  <f>
>     <c>
>  </f>
> </a>
> I could refer to the node "c" as "!c", which matches all "c" nodes at
> all levels. I specify something on the lines of  !c[parent::b] or
> !c[parent::f] to address the respective "c" nodes.

Personally speaking, I find XPath capabilities to address parts of XML
document fine. To my opinion, it's a great language in fact.

In XPath, we write XPath expressions to reach nodes from a context
node. We can use various axes and node types provided, in our

Incidentally, for the above example, I would write the expression as:
(in these examples, we filter nodes using a predicate).

or //c (if you want to select all 'c' elements everywhere in the tree).

Mukul Gandhi

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