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   Re: Patterns and location paths

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  • From: James Clark <jjc@jclark.com>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Fri, 30 Apr 1999 10:04:11 +0700

Richard Tobin wrote:
> Looking at the latest XSL draft
>   (http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/WD-xslt-19990421.html)
> it appears that
>    foo//bar[5]
> 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.

That's not correct: foo//bar[5] selects any bar element that is a
descendant of a foo child of the current node and that is the fifth bar
child of its parent.

What exactly in the draft led you to think otherwise?


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