child

The child axis indicates the children of the context node. If an XPath expression does not specify an axis, the child axis is understood by default. Since only the root node or element nodes have children, any other use will select nothing.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
XPath 3.1
The definition of 'child' in that specification.
Recommendation
XPath 3.0
The definition of 'child' in that specification.
Recommendation
XPath 2.0
The definition of 'child' in that specification.
Recommendation
XPath 1.0
The definition of 'child' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.