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Subject: detect sentence surrounding a tag
From: "Dorothy Hoskins dorothy.hoskins@xxxxxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:21:05 -0000
 detect sentence surrounding a tag
HI, in the case of the element A containing multiple sentences (assuming
"." as end of sentence punctuation), is there a reliable way to find the
sentence that surrounds the child element B wherever it occurs in A?

I think that the solution (regex?) will have to look backwards from the
start tag of B and past the end tag of A to the nearest "."

I recognize that if there is some abbreviation or decimal number in the
sentence that will be interpreted as the end of sentence. That's OK as a
limitation.

Thanks for your help.
- Dorothy

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