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Re: How to select an attribute on the current node or

Subject: Re: How to select an attribute on the current node or its anchestor
From: Philipp Kursawe <phil.kursawe@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 17:02:50 +0200
Re:  How to select an attribute on the current node or
You guys are amazingly quick!
Thanks a lot!

Lets see if the old msxml on Windows CE 6.0 understands that :)


On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 10:26 AM, Michael Kay <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 15/04/2011 07:33, Brandon Ibach wrote:
>> ancestor-or-self::*[@data][1]/@data
> Or if you prefer, (ancestor-or-self::*/@data)[last()]
> Michael Kay
> Saxonica
>> On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 2:06 AM, Philipp Kursawe<phil.kursawe@xxxxxxxxx>
>> B wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> given the following xml:
>>> <node data="foo">
>>> B  <text id="1" data="bar"/>
>>> B  <text id="2"/>
>>> </node>
>>> I would like to know the XPath expression to select @data which
>>> results in "bar" for @id=1 and "foo" for @id=2.
>>> The general idea is to search for the attribute in the anchestor if
>>> the current node does not contain the attribute all the way up to the
>>> root node.
>>> Thanks for your help!
>>> Phil

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