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Re: [xsl] Locating an attribute and its value indirectly
Subject: Re: [xsl] Locating an attribute and its value indirectly|
From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 04 Nov 2011 21:27:25 -0400
At 2011-11-04 17:05 -0700, Mark wrote:
That works. I think I get it.
Did my " <xsl:value-of
select="../Formats/@*[name(.)=@text-location]"/>"try to find
@text-location in the <Formats> element?
Yes, because expressions in the predicate are evaluated against that
node that was selected in the step.
And your "<xsl:value-of
the path back to the current context where @text-location actually resides?
The current() function returns that node that was current at the
beginning of the evaluation of the XPath expression.
Which, in your case, is the context where @text-location resides,
thus Brandon's current()/@text-location works.
In other situations you may find yourself walking from that place to
find another node, as in current()/../@idref
I didn't want you to think current() was magic in knowing where
@text-location was, it was just coincidentally attached to the
element that was current at the beginning of the XPath expression evaluation.
I hope this is helpful.
. . . . . . . . . . Ken
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