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4.10.1.Wildcard "*" selects all possibilities
4.10.2."//" has two meanings
4.10.3.List the elements in an xml document
4.10.4.Count elements and attributes
4.10.5.template match="*" (asterisk)
4.10.6.template match="brand|name|units"
4.10.7.template match="/"
4.10.8.value-of select="."
4.10.9.Axis child:: can be be omitted from a location step as it is the default axis.

4.10.10... is short for parent::
4.10.11.// is short for /descendant-or-self::