XPATH - (Node) Attribute (@)
In a template, the expression @type refers to the type attribute of the current node. Similarly, the expression @* refers to all the attributes for the current element.
To refer to an attribute, you prefix the attribute name with an @ sign.
LIST/@type LIST/@* LIST/attribute::type
- LIST is an node with the name LIST
- @type refers to the type attribute of an element.
- @* refers to all the attributes for the current element (here LIST)
Because the expression does not begin with /, the reference specifies a list node relative to the current context-whatever position in the document that happens to be.