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Subject: Re: [xsl] Is this node, the document root... best test?
From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003 15:38:13 -0400

For the persnickety or detail-oriented (with your thanks):

At 01:17 PM 10/20/2003, you wrote:
<hey>
  <this>
    <is>nuts</is>
  </this>
</hey>

The values of the root, of the <hey>, <this> and <is> elements are all the same: "nuts". So .=/ tests true for all these cases.

This is true if we strip the whitespace from the source (which I'm in the habit of doing when I know it's safe), not if otherwise....


OTOH, for

<hey><this><is>nuts</is></this></hey>

... the values really *are* the same ...

Cheers,
Wendell



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