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

Subject: Re: [xsl] Confused about "/.." pattern
From: "David N Bertoni/Cambridge/IBM" <david_n_bertoni@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 16 May 2002 08:45:45 -0700
You're correct, it _does_ mean the parent of root, which doesn't exist.
It's the "canonical" way of selecting an empty node-set.  This is directly
from the XSLT recommendation:

By the way, it's not a pattern -- it's a location path.  "/.." is not a
legal match pattern.


                      "paul morgan"                                                                                                                   
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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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