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RE: //* and position()
And I second the applause...this was very clear!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike Brown [mailto:mike@xxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Thursday, September 07, 2000 11:14 AM
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> Subject: Re: //* and position()
> Gary L Peskin wrote:
> > In the case of //*[position() < 3], this is an abbreviation for
> > /descendents-or-self::node()/child::*[position() < 3]
> > In other words, this will select any node that is one of
> the first two
> > children of another node.
> > [...]
> > In the case of $all_elements[position() < 3] (equivalent to
> > (//*)[position() < 3]), this will select the first two
> items in the
> > node-set $all-elements.
> I saw this in the XPath spec when I was looking for the answer, but it
> just didn't click. Even when I considered that // was an
> abbreviation, I
> couldn't see how $foo[bar] was different from //*[bar] if
> $foo was //*.
> Your explanation makes more sense. Thank you.
> - Mike
> Mike J. Brown, software engineer at My XML/XSL resources:
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- //* and position()
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