[ACCEPTED]-How do I use XPath to count the number of nodes with a certain attribute-count

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Score: 21

I reproduced it using XPathBuilder However 6 the XPath expression works and evaluates 5 correctly in an online evaluator I tried 4 (http://www.whitebeam.org/library/guide/TechNotes/xpathtestbed.rhtm).

EDIT: Also tried with latest version 3 of Altova XMLspy


<?xml version="1.0"?>
<asdf xmlns:xsi="n/a">
    <Device xsi:type='EndDevice'/>
    <Device xsi:type='EndDevice'/>
    <Device xsi:type='EndDevice'/>
    <Device xsi:type='EndDevice'/>


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" xmlns:fo="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Format" xmlns:xsi="n/a">
    <xsl:output indent="yes"/>
    <xsl:template match="*">
            <xsl:value-of select="count(//Device[@xsi:type = 'EndDevice'])"/>


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<output xmlns:fo="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Format" xmlns:xsi="n/a">4</output>

I think 2 it's XPathBuilder thats doing something 1 wrong.

Score: 3

Using the above xml saved into a test.xml 1 and using the tool http://kernowforsaxon.sourceforge.net/

declare namespace xsi="n/a"; 
count(doc('test.xml')//Device[@xsi:type = "EndDevice"])

Produces the right output.

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