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[xsl] Uncontrolled navigation around a document using @* ... huh?


Subject: [xsl] Uncontrolled navigation around a document using @* ... huh?
From: "Costello, Roger L." <costello@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2013 10:27:36 +0000

Hi Folks,

The XSLT 3.0 specification introduces a new function for obtaining the
attributes on a node, fn:attributes.

fn:attributes has some desirable properties that @* does not have:

	Unlike the attribute axis, @*, the
	fn:attributes function returns atomized
	attribute values, which cannot be
	used as the base for uncontrolled
	navigation around the document.

Huh?

What does that mean? How does @* enable "uncontrolled navigation around the
document." What does that mean? Would you provide an example to illustrate
this "uncontrolled navigation" please?

/Roger


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