Re: [xsl] Confusion over /, //, current() and .

Subject: Re: [xsl] Confusion over /, //, current() and .
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2001 22:52:31 GMT

> Regarding Dennis Campillo's send to the list, I thought "current()" and "."
> gave you the same thing.
No, that's the point about current() . changes it's value in each step
but current() keeps it's value over the whole XPath expression.

> Is "/" ALWAYS the root element?  Are there contexts where my "for-each"
> will not work?

It selects the root node of the document containing the current node,
there may be more than one document in the picture though.

>           <xsl:for-each select="/foo/bar/baz[@*]">
that selects all baz elements that have any attribute, your example
inout didn't have any attributes so it would select nothing.


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