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Re: Getting variable yet most immediate parentNode

Subject: Re: Getting variable yet most immediate parentNode
From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 11:53:38 -0400
Re:  Getting variable yet most immediate parentNode
At 11:26 AM 9/28/2007, you wrote:
I think we've gone awry. .//answer's doesn't make sense because, as
Wendell pointed out, I want to go up the tree if there is no child
<answers />. I tried his syntax, however I'm not sure how to make it
choose a child answer's node before it goes looking for the closest
ancestral answer node (without using those pesky case statements).

Try ancestor-or-self::*[answers][1]/answers.

This is the kind of thing where a little bit of formal instruction or exposure can really help. :-)


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