RE: my nearest sibling

Subject: RE: my nearest sibling
From: Kay Michael <Michael.Kay@xxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 6 Jul 1999 18:42:16 +0100
> Any volunteers to express "go up and get my nearest older sibling"?
> In this example:
>  <list type="gloss"><label><gi>front</gi></label><item>contains any
>  prefatory matter (headers, title page, prefaces, dedications, etc.)
>  found before the start of a text proper.</item>
> when processing <item>, I want to get my paws on the associated
> <label>.
<xsl:apply-templates select="from-preceding-siblings(label[1])"/>

Or you could try:

<xsl:variable name="here"><xsl:number count="*"/></xsl:variable>
<xsl:apply-templates select="../*[$here - 1]"/>

(Nearly forgot the space around the minus sign - memories of COBOL!)

Mike Kay

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