Re: [xsl] "Instantiating a template" ?

Subject: Re: [xsl] "Instantiating a template" ?
From: David Tolpin <dvd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2003 10:13:23 +0400 (AMT)
> > Not quite. match="node()" is short for match="child::node()", so it will
> > only match nodes that are children of something: viz elements, text
> > nodes, comments, and PIs.
> In other words match="node()" wont match the root node, but not
> because the root node is explicitely excluded but because the
> root node doesn't have a parent. Correct?

Because not specifying an axis is the same as specifying child:: axis.
There is no context in wich the root node resides on the child axis.

self::node() in the context of the root element will match the root node.

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