Re: [xsl] Selecting the first node set

Subject: Re: [xsl] Selecting the first node set
From: Florent Georges <darkman_spam@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2006 19:02:37 +0200 (CEST)
Wendell Piez wrote:

> >   (//Value)[1]

> I've started teaching /descendant::Value[1] as a more intuitive and 
> transparent solution to this little (but consequential) conundrum.

> It's also reassuring to newcomers who want a simple thing to be 
> simple

  What you gain somewhere, you loose it elsewhere.  For example in the
simple "definition" of "//" (something like "it is identical to

  I think that to know the language, you have to know such subtleties. 
But of course, at the biginning, using a less error-prone alternative
is best.  And I think the abbreviate syntax is more intuitive and
readable to the non-used eye.



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