Chapter 18

Ten Most Confusing Things About XSLT

In This Chapter

bullet Built-in templates do things behind the scenes

bullet Think of XML documents as trees

bullet What a root node is and isn’t

bullet Why the selected node isn’t the same as current node

bullet XPath abbreviations

bullet Location steps and paths

bullet Using xsl:apply-templates, xsl:copy, xsl:copy-of, and xsl:value-of

bullet How the axis dictates the order of the selected node set

bullet Types of XPath expressions

bullet When to use curly brackets

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