Re: [xsl] Getting attribute from rootnode...?

Subject: Re: [xsl] Getting attribute from rootnode...?
From: Jörg Heinicke <joerg.heinicke@xxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2001 17:49:56 +0100
'//' is never the best solution - you said already why it is so.

'/@rootattr' won't work, because '/' has never attributes.

There is a difference between the root and the root-element. What you want is '/*/@rootattr'.



Ragulf Pickaxe wrote:

Hello again guru's

I have a stylesheet that must have a value that is placed as an attribute in the topmost (root) element. The name of this, the topmost element, is not known because the stylesheet is used for different documents.

This value I want in a global variable. Currently I use this code:
<xsl:variable name="foo" select"//@RootAttributeValue"/>

Is this the best sollution? It seems that this will check every node for the attribute, while I know that it is in the rootnode.

I tried
<xsl:variable name="foo" select"/@RootAttributeValue"/>
but this doesn't work (it doesn't get any value). Why doesn't this work?

How do I on toplevel select the rootnode when I don't know it's name?

Hope you can help me...
Ragulf Pickaxe :)


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