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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: Brandon Ibach <brandon.ibach@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 02:33:08 -0400
Re:  How to select an attribute on the current node or
ancestor-or-self::*[@data][1]/@data

-Brandon :)


On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 2:06 AM, Philipp Kursawe <phil.kursawe@xxxxxxxxx>
wrote:
> Hello,
>
> given the following xml:
>
> <node data="foo">
>   <text id="1" data="bar"/>
>   <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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