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XSL: cycle every element

Marco Rossi
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Joined: Jul 01, 2011
Posts: 30
Hi all,

I need to verify if any element of an XML file contains an attribute called "id"; for example:

And this is what I wrote but it seems not working

When I print $currentNode I would like to get printed the name of the node.

Paul Clapham

Joined: Oct 14, 2005
Posts: 18541

I don't know what that "$xmlfile" variable might be, but you are only looking at its children in that code, not all of its descendants.

Why don't you just write an XPath expression which selects all nodes with an "id" attribute? That would be far easier than writing your own code to search the document.
g tsuji
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Joined: Jan 18, 2011
Posts: 510
@Marco Rossi
Instead of this:
do this
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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