RE: (dsssl) RE: (dsssl) siblings

Subject: RE: (dsssl) RE: (dsssl) siblings
From: DPawson@xxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2002 16:13:42 -0000
> Just a question on this thread.
> What is the siblings procedure you are talking about?
> In the DSSSL standard there is a rsiblings (reflexive 
> siblings) procedure,
> and in some points of the standard there is an error and some 
> undefined
> siblings procedure is used, where rsiblings should be used.
> Why you want to use siblings method when the name in DSSSL is 
> rsiblings?

I'm coming to the conclusion that its a sibling-something,
that counts elements only, ignoring character nodes :-)

the one I had been using was from the procedures library.
	(define (siblings #!optional (osnl (current-node)))
		(children (parent osnl)))
As Brandon says.

My confusion was primarily because I expected an element count,
I'd forgotten that chars were also included in the node count.
 Hence my confusion, made worse by the fact that having (or not having)
a DTD in use makes a difference to the result.

Regards DaveP


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