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Re: [xsl] Pattern notation for preceding-sibling


Subject: Re: [xsl] Pattern notation for preceding-sibling
From: "Graydon graydon@xxxxxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 23:06:33 -0000

On Tue, Aug 12, 2014 at 10:50:37PM -0000, Heiko Niemann kontakt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx scripsit:
> >> /foo/E/preceding-sibling::(A,N)
> >
> > Indeed, this is currently disallowed syntax.
> >
> 
> Is there a discussion to allow this syntax?

Does that mean I'm looking for /foo with children (in document order) A,
N, and E, or does it mean I'm looking for /foo with an E child preceded
by an A or an N child?  I suspect you mean the latter from the other
examples of what you're trying to do, but if we're really saying
"preceding-sibling this sequence" it should be the first one.

I can imagine that would be useful, but possibly not useful enough to
implement.  (What does ancestor::(A,B,C) mean?)

-- Graydon


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