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   Patterns and location paths

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  • From: Richard Tobin <richard@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Wed, 28 Apr 1999 17:08:40 +0100 (BST)

Looking at the latest XSL draft
it appears that 


means different things depending on where it appears.

As a location path (see section 6.1), it selects a bar element that is
a descendent of a foo child of the current node, and that is the fifth
such element in document order.

As a pattern (see section 6.3), it matches a bar element that is a
descendent of a foo element, and that is the fifth foo child of its

That is, in one case it means fifth amongst all the matching nodes, and
in the other it means fifth amongst its siblings.

Have I misunderstood something?

-- Richard

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