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From Helios Alonso <>
Subject Re: using Node variables with JSTL XML tags
Date Wed, 08 Sep 2004 12:47:10 GMT
Hmm... I don't know too much about xtags but try:

$node@name (without the bar)


Hope it helps.

At 10:36 08/09/2004 +0200, you wrote:
>hi all,
>I'm experimenting with the JSTL XML tags. I have a org.w3c.dom.Node 
>variable and I'm trying to use the JSTL with it. Something like:
><x:out select="$node/@name"/>
>The odd thing is that the XPath expression is evaluated relative the 
>document root, not to the specified node. The following works:
><x:out select="$node/full/path/to/node/@name"/>
>I cannot find an explanation in the JSTL 1.1 spec. The only thing I found 
>is in section 11.1.3:
>"An XPath expression must also treat variables that resolve to 
>implementations of standard DOM interfaces as representing nodes of the 
>type bound to that interface by the DOM specification."
>Is this behaviour by design? Is it compliant with the spec?
>Thank you in advance,
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