Only child pattern -- XT bug or my failure?

Subject: Only child pattern -- XT bug or my failure?
From: Chris Powell <sooty@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2000 14:37:31 -0400 (EDT)
I have some XML that consists of a number of documents -- <DOC> --
containing divisions -- <DIV>.  Divisions can contain other divisions, but
I am only concerned with DOC/DIV at this point.  Some documents contain a
superfluous single division wrapping all the rest of the content, so I
want to match those DOC/DIVs.  Looking at the XSLT recommendation, I see
that the correct match should be DOC/DIV[last()=1].  However, when
documents have multiple divisions (that is, they are correctly marked up
with no superfluous wrapping DIV), the first DIV gets matched and the
template gets applied; siblings get left alone.

I am willing to believe that I am doing something wrong, but don't see

Christina Powell
Coordinator, Humanities Text Initiative
University of Michigan

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