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Inserting the current node to a remote target

From: Clark, John <CLARKJ2@ccf.org>
Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2007 15:20:40 -0500
Message-ID: <F122C25B4CD6F34BB119A97593679601027CA7FF@CCHSCLEXMB59.cc.ad.cchs.net>
To: www-forms@w3.org

If you are within a particular XPath context, how can you insert the
current context element (e.g. copy it) into a particular empty element?
For example, say you have the following snippet (with the `xf` prefix
bound to the XForms namespace and the `ev` prefix bound to the XML
Events namespace):

  <xf:group ref="what-you-want-to-copy">
    <xf:trigger><xf:label>Do the copy</xf:label>
      <xf:insert nodeset="instance('target')/location" origin="."

As written, this will insert `what-you-want-to-copy` as the next sibling
of `target/location` (by rule 1.d of the processing rules for the insert
action), but we want it to be a child of `target/location` instead.  Now
`nodeset="instance('target')/location/*"` doesn't work, because that's
an empty node set, and we can't use the `current` attribute to change
the insert context or we can no longer reference
`what-you-want-to-copy`.  What's an XMLiphile to do?

Take care,

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