RE: [xsl] Confused about "/.." pattern

Subject: RE: [xsl] Confused about "/.." pattern
From: TSchutzerWeissmann@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Thu, 16 May 2002 16:37:01 +0100
Hi Paul,

you're completely right, "/.." is the parent of the root, which doesn't make
sense, ie it's always empty. That's why people use it to set up parameters
that are empty by default

<xsl:param name="initiallyBlank" select="/.."/>

I've never tried using select="" having always followed sheep-like in the
paths of wiser people, so I don't know what it would do.

Tom Weissmann

-----Original Message-----
From: paul morgan [mailto:pmorg@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: 16 May 2002 16:17
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [xsl] Confused about "/.." pattern

I'm a little confused about the interpretation of the pattern, "/.."  My
feeble knowledge of XSLT would parse this as the parent of the root, but
that doesn't make any sense to me.  Any help on what I'm missing would be



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