RE: Overlapping structures
> I have an XML document with two overlapping structures. To > get round this, > for one of the structures I use empty "start" and "end" tags > as follows: > > <a>I said <z.start/>I will watch my ways</a> > <a><x/>and keep my tongue from sin<z.end/></a> > > In my XSL I want to test, from any node <z.start/> if there is the > additional empty element <x/> before the next <z.end/> (i.e. if the > imaginary "z" element "contains" x). I have not found any > way I can achieve > this -- any pointers please? I think this is a really tough one to crack in XSLT. I think I would do it by writing a SAX filter to "flip" the two structures, so that one form is as you've shown it, and the other is <a.start/>I said <z>I will watch my ways<a.end/> <a.start/><x/>and keep my tongue from sin</z><a.start/> This is much easier to do my manipulating tags than by manipulating nodes, so a SAX filter (or, as you say, a Perl script) is an easier way of doing it than XSLT. Of course, someone may prove me wrong... Mike Kay XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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