[NTG-context] wildcard selection in xmlfilter

Hans Hagen j.hagen at xs4all.nl
Wed Sep 12 13:23:02 CEST 2018


On 9/12/2018 1:03 PM, Hans van der Meer wrote:
> There is a difference of behaviour in \xmlfilter between
> (1) \xmlfilter{#1}{node/command(xmlsetup)} and
> (2) \xmlfilter{#1}{*/command(xmlsetup)}
> (3) \xmlfilter{#1}{*/*/command(xmlsetup)}
> 
> In case (1) the lpath ‘node’ results in processing of the <wildcard> 
> nodes in all child nodes.
> In case (2) and (3) no more than the corresponding level is searched.
> 
> Thus there is a difference in behaviour between node and * as an lpath.
> Very unfortunate for me, because I need to process all nodes regardless 
> of theeir node name, but selected on the basis of an attribute: 
> \xmlfilter{#1}{*[@attribute==“yes”].
> The difference in behaviour makes this impossible, because a general 
> proceudre is impossible and doing a search with * and */* and */*/* etc. 
> always will be one level too short, I expect.
> 
> Is this intended behaviour, and if so, is there a general solution?

did you try **

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