Re: [xsl] Selecting the first node set

Subject: Re: [xsl] Selecting the first node set
From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2006 11:09:50 -0400
At 10:36 AM 8/15/2006, I wrote:
  What you gain somewhere, you loose it elsewhere.  For example in the
simple "definition" of "//" (something like "it is identical to

Ah, but that definition is inaccurate, which is why the difficulty arises to begin with.

Another inaccuracy in the definition of "//" as identical to descendant::* is that "//@*" catches attributes, while descendant::* does not (and descendant::@* is a syntax error). Fortunately this distinction doesn't matter in the case of reaching after the first descendant x element.


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