Re: [xsl] Are nodes atomic values?

Subject: Re: [xsl] Are nodes atomic values?
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2005 16:23:47 +0100
what do you mean by "atomic value" The term isn't used in XPath 1 but in
XPath2 it has a defined meaning (and means, essentially all values that
are not a node) so the answer to your question for XPath2 at least might
be "no".

> is there a XPath expr that selects only
> <Menu>
>    <Name>aaa</Name>
> </Menu>

No, in XSLT XPath only selects into input trees not result trees and
theer is no such node in the input.
If you save the result into a temporary tree (either directly in XSLT2,
or using an xx:node-set extension in XSLT1) then you could of course
select that node from the temporary tree after building the tree with
xslt. Gowever I see you mentioned firefox which is one of the few XSLT1
systems not to offer a node-set extension.


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