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RE: [xsl] Predicate on root node?

From: "Michael Kay" <mike@------------>
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Date: 2/24/2005 5:12:00 PM
> I want a template that will match the root node if it has a 
> particular 
> child node, but this
> 
> 	<xsl:template match="/[some-node]"
> 

Yes, it's an odd omission. As a path expression, you can write (/)[X], but
not /[X] - this is true both in 1.0 and 2.0. XSLT doesn't allow parentheses
within a pattern, so you can't use this construct in a pattern.

However, there's a workaround in 2.0: you can write document-node()[X],
either as an XPath expression or as a pattern.

Michael Kay
http://www.saxonica.com/

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