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Axis: ancestor::

Standard excerpt:

the ancestor axis contains the ancestors of the context node; the ancestors of the context node consist of the parent of context node and the parent's parent and so on; thus, the ancestor axis will always include the root node, unless the context node is the root node Examples (xslt:xml): Overview

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