Re: [xsl] applying templates to all descendants

Subject: Re: [xsl] applying templates to all descendants
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 19:27:58 GMT
	<xsl:apply-templates select="/COLLECTION//*" />

you almost never want to do that. almost always you want to just do

	<xsl:apply-templates select="/COLLECTION" />

or just 

and then let the templates do the recursion.

As it is you will get all the TITLE and AUTHOR elements in the first
node list you select and they'll be processed but they also get
processed when the BOOK template selects them again.

Your stylesheet would look much more natural, and work far more
efficiently if you
used the default <xsl:apply-templates/> form with no select attribute
in all cases.


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