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Subject: Re: [xsl] XPath preceding
From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 09 Apr 2012 11:31:49 -0400

Hi Rick,

On 4/9/2012 11:09 AM, Rick Quatro wrote:
Hello,

I am trying to find a particular element that is anywhere before the current
element like this:

preceding::case-cite

This works if the two elements have the same parent, but I want to match an
element anywhere before the current element. For example, if the context is
the<case-cite-2nd>  element, I want to find a<case-cite>  element anywhere
in the structure previous to the<case-cite-2nd>  element.

preceding::case-cite will do this.


preceding-sibling::case-cite will limit the traversal to siblings of the context node.

If the preceding:: axis isn't working for you, please show us more code.

Cheers,
Wendell

<root>
   <section>
     <para>
       <case-cite/>
     </para>
     <para>
       <case-cite-2nd/>
     </para>
   </section>
</root>

Thanks in advance.

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