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Subject: [xsl] Getting all the values between empty elements
From: "Kyle Partridge" <kpartridge@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2004 15:17:35 -0500

Hi All,

I have one final XPath-related question.

If I have a series of sibling elements like <a/>, below:

	<a/>One or two <b>items</b><a/>or <i>another</i>, I dare
say<a/><c val="#0f0">a third</c>, do you think?<br/>

how can I get at "everything between one a and the next a"?

Right now, I am formatting by matching on <br/> and looping backwards
(this is greatly simplified).

<xsl:template match="br">

	<xsl:for-each select="preceding-sibling::a">

		<xsl:value-of select="preceding-sibling::text()[1]"/>	

But, of course, I've run into the problem that what is in-between <a/>s,
could contain elements that would call for further application of
templates - it might not be text-alone.

This is my last question on this particular problem.  Thank you very
much, everyone who has helped me thus far. I hope eventually I will
progress to a point where I can say something that is of help to someone


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