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Re: [xsl] Pattern "node()" and document nodes

Subject: Re: [xsl] Pattern "node()" and document nodes
From: Dimitre Novatchev <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 09:44:08 -0800

On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 7:57 AM, Florent Georges <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> B Hi,
> B Could someone confirm that the pattern "node()" matches a
> document node? B This is what I understand from the section "5.5
> Patterns" <http://www.w3.org/TR/xslt20/#patterns>, but the wording
> is quite complex, and the case where the NodeTest in the pattern
> is document-node() is handled separatly, so I have maybe missed
> something.

No, because, there is no way to issue <xsl:apply-templates/> that
would process a document node -- this must be issued when the current
node is the parent of the document node -- as we all know well, a
document node does not have a parent -- by definition.

Dimitre Novatchev
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> B Regards,
> --
> Florent Georges
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