Re: [xsl] The identity transform and attributes

Subject: Re: [xsl] The identity transform and attributes
From: "Colin Adams" <colinpauladams@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 07:31:47 +0000
On 21/01/2008, Tony Graham <Tony.Graham@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >      <xsl:template
> > match="attribute::*|text()|comment()|processing-instruction()">
> Why not 'child::text()', etc., here if it made it more understandable
> above?

Very good point.

I think one of the reasons that XSLT has such a reputation for being
difficult, is the syntax.

Take node(), for instance. Apart from the issue of the parentheses,
which make it look like a function, it looks so much like it will
match any node.
Even after 8 years of on-and-off (mostly off) XSLT programming, I
still have to remind myself  that it only matches nodes on the child

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