RE: [xsl] Using attributes with XPath

Subject: RE: [xsl] Using attributes with XPath
From: Mike Ferrando <mikeferrando@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2006 12:07:20 -0700 (PDT)
Mike (et al.),
I spoke incorrectly about attributes. (And I am taking a real
drubbing for it.)

I can see that another issue was in my mind at the time, but the
relevance has been lost in the exchange.

Thanks for the correction,
Mike Ferrando
Library Technician
Library of Congress
Washington, DC

--- Michael Kay <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> > 1. The axis concepts concerning XML elements (parent::*,
> child::*,
> > etc.) is not the same between an element and its attributes. 
> > Thus for a beginner in XSLT, my comment about attributes 
> > stands. 
> Eh? You said an attribute has no parent. But if $x is an attribute,
> then
> $x/parent::* gives you an element, whether you are a beginner in
> XSLT or
> not. You don't help beginners by making statements that aren't
> true.
> > 
> > You really think beginners are going to wade through all the 
> > techno-talk when working with a workflow they probably didn't 
> > even setup in the first place?
> > 
> No, beginners aren't going to wade through it all. That's why it's
> very
> important not to give them incorrect information.
> Michael Kay

Do You Yahoo!?
Tired of spam?  Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around 

Current Thread