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Subject: Re: get immediat preceeding node, if it is a comment
From: Joerg Heinicke <joerg.heinicke@xxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 04 Oct 2002 11:43:04 +0200
Re:  get immediat preceeding node
Hi Paul,

turn around your test:

preceding-sibling::node()[1][self::comment()]

So you are first choosing the immediate preceding node and then you are testing whether it's a comment or not.

Regards,

Joerg


Paul Terray wrote:
Hello,

I have a little problem, which I am unable to find the solution because I must think to devious...

I have a XML with some comments on the nodes, just before, that I want to get.

My problem is : there are not always there, so I cannot just use "preceding-sibling::comment()[1]".

Therefore, 2 questions :
- how to get the immediat preceeding node, when you don't know what it will be (element, comments, and for extension PIs, text())
- how can I filter comments from it


Thanks in advance.

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