Re: [xsl] xpath question please

Subject: Re: [xsl] xpath question please
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2003 22:47:46 +0100

> My xml source (typed carefully):
but indented _very_ strangely

        <WI order="1" title="doc1">
	     <Board sn="111"/> 
                 <Board sn="112"/> 

That indentation would suggest that 112 was a child of 111 but of course
it's a sibling, and they are both children of WI.
Your Xpath was lloking for Board grandchildren of WI so won't find
either of these.

        <WI order="3" title="doc3">
	     <Board sn="111"/> 
                 <Board sn="112"/> 

That's not even well formed, the station element is closed at a point
that Boards and WI are still open.

It's hard to guess the real structure of your input given this.

>  For example, shouldn't {../@order} at this level given me
> the order attribute for WI?

No you are selecting Board elements that are grandchildren of WI (with
a Boards parent) ../@order would slect order from their parent but
that's Board not WI you need ../../@order. Although some of teh board
elements in your example were children of WI, some grandchildren and
some notwell formed at all, so its hard to be sure exactly


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