How can I test the last preceding text character?
How do I test if the very last character of any preceding text - be it in a parent or a sibling - has a certain value? Example: <a> This is parent text a not ending with an x. <d>This ends with an x</d> <e>This should issue a message.</e> This is parent text ending with an x </a> Now I want to know for each child element is if it is preceded by an "x". I can check the sibling with <xsl:if test="matches(preceding-sibling::*/text()[last()],'x\$') "> <xsl:message> Element <xsl:value-of select="name()"/> is preceded by an x. </xsl:message> </xsl:if> But I cannot test the surrounding parent content with the same model because the parent text may surround the child text. What's the way to do it?
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