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Subject: backtracking to find all parents till root
From: Rahil <qamar_rahil@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 11:45:06 +0100
xslt parent of parent
Hi


How do I backtrack the originating node of a descendant node, until I reach the root element? Hence if my given structure is of the form:


<Top>
   <SubConcepts>
         <SubConcept id="990" name="Level1">
               <Child ref="567">Child1</Child>
               <Value ref="456">hasFeature BrokenBolt</Value>
         </SubConcept>
         <SubConcept id="456" name="BrokenBolt">
               <Child ref="345">Child2</Child>
               <Value ref="123">hasProperty NextTime</Value>
         </SubConcept>
   </SubConcepts>
</Top>

I find my result in the <Value ref="123"> node with the contained value 'Time'. I can find the parent of this with the name() function 'BrokenBolt' as the control is at the <SubConcept id="456"> level. I'd like to iterate backwards using the 'id'='ref' match so I get a result of the order:


Match found: Next Parent: BrokenBolt Parent: Level1 Parent: SubConcepts


Thanks Rahil

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