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Re: [xsl] matching question
Subject: Re: [xsl] matching question|
From: Garvin Riensche <g.riensche@xxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 06 Aug 2008 13:25:53 +0200
Thanks for your answer. So, if my stylesheet only consists of one
template without an apply-templates:
I guess there's a build-in template with a call of apply-templates so
that this template is executed.
If my input is like
the above template matches only <a> although <b> is also a node that is
"children of some parent". What's the reason for that?
1. For any template rule T to be fired, two conditions must apply:
(a) someone has to call apply-templates selecting a particular node N
(b) Node N has to match the match pattern for rule T.
2. The pattern match="node()" is short for match="child::node()". So it
doesn't match all nodes, it only matches nodes that are children of some
parent. That is, it matches elements, text nodes, comments, and processing
instructions, but not attributes, document (=root) nodes, or namespaces.