|Chapter 18 - Ten Most Confusing Things About XSLT|
|XSLT For Dummies|
|by Richard Wagner|
|Hungry Minds 2002|
Those //@.}* Abbreviations
XPath allows you to use abbreviations to write the axis part of a location step. These shortcuts enable you to write XPath expressions more quickly, but they can also be confusing until you learn the clipped syntax. The ones to memorize appear in Table 18-1.
For more information on axes, see Chapter 5.