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From Flavio Tordini <>
Subject Re: using Node variables with JSTL XML tags
Date Wed, 08 Sep 2004 14:36:30 GMT
hi all,
In the list archive, I found that the same question has been asked in 
June e never answered:

should I post to the dev mailing list?
should I report a bug?

please someone answer!


Flavio Tordini 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,
> flavio
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