Re: [xsl] the nearest ancestor with the attribute

Subject: Re: [xsl] the nearest ancestor with the attribute
From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 13:38:53 +0000
At 10:45 AM 1/17/01 +0000, you wrote:
Mike Kay wrote:
>> ancestor::*/@attr[last()]
>> At least I *think* that's right ;)
> No, I don't think it is. This expression will return a set consisting of the
> last @attr attribute of each ancestor element. An element can only have one
> @attr attribute so saying you want its last one is pointless.
> (ancestor::*/@attr)[last()] will select the last in document order (i.e. the
> innermost available attribute).

Oh yeah, that's what I meant to say :)

And that's what I said too, before Oliver pointed out the flaw in the reasoning I used to get there (and the erroneous claim I made about another expression). :-)

But what *is* the order of nodes returned by ancestor::*/@attr (without the grouping operator)? I suppose one could always test it and find out what the software thinks (heh).


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