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Subject: Re: [xsl] Getting the first preceding node
From: Ronan Klyne <ronan.klyne@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2008 14:08:05 +0100

lac wrote:
> Hi List!
> 
> I need a little help in a XPath expression.
> 
> This is a test xml
> 
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
> <element type="cat">CAT 1</element>
> <element>PROD 1</element>
> <element>PROD 2</element>
> <element>PROD 3</element>
> <element>PROD 4</element>
> 
> <element type="cat">CAT 2</element>
> <element>PROD 5</element>
> <element>PROD 6</element>
> <element>PROD 7</element>
> <element>PROD 8</element>
> 
> How can I get the first preceding element which has an attribute by
> name type, and value is cat?
> 
> For example:
> 
> In PROD 1 is the result CAT 1
> In PROD 5 is the result CAT 2
> 
> 
> Sorry for my bad language, and thanks for the help.
> 
> Lac

I think you want this XPath:

preceding-sibling::element[@type='cat'][1]


	Ronan

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