RE: [xsl] invalid xpath?

Subject: RE: [xsl] invalid xpath?
From: "Michael Kay" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2008 14:59:50 +0100
> A simple question is getting more and more complex! I still 
> don't understand why the original stylesheet (..)[..] thru 
> Saxon drops the newlines as I want, and the modified 
> stylesheet (..) and (..) thru xsltproc/XMLSpy turns them into 
> space characters as I don't want.

It's very unlikely that the original stylesheet does what you want in XSLT
2.0, even though it is legal.

You wrote


The first part


is either true or false.

In XPath 2.0 you can filter any value or sequence with a predicate. So if


is true, then the value of the test expression is the same as the value of
[starts-with($Arg,'&#x0a;')], while if the predicate is false, the value of
the test expression is an empty sequence, which is treated as false.

I think it's rather unlikely this is what you intended. My immediate thought
was that the intended expression was


but since the value of the predicate doesn't depend in any way on the
context node, that seems unlikely as well. So I'm afraid I can't help you
correct your code without knowing what it was intended to do.

Michael Kay

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