Re: [xsl] XPath question

Subject: Re: [xsl] XPath question
From: Zack Brown <zbrown@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 3 Feb 2003 14:48:42 -0800
It seems like an interesting problem. Could you post the precise output
you'd like to see after running the below input through the xslt processor?

On Mon, Feb 03, 2003 at 05:21:54PM -0500, cknell@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> Every time I think I have a good grasp on XPath, it slips between my fingers. Consider the following XML:
> <menu>
>   <item title="Vegetables">
>     <item title="tubers">
>       <item title="potatoes">
>         <item>Idaho</item>
>         <item>Maine</item>
>         <item>Russet</item>
>         <item>Yam</item>
>       </item>
>     </item>
>   </item>
>   <item title="Fruits">
>     <item title="Apples>
>       <item>Fuji</item>
>       <item>Granny Smith</item>
>       <item>Rome</item>
>   </item>
>   <item>Milk</item>
> </menu>
> I have an HTML application for which I must flatten out the hierachy of this XML document, yet still maintain a link to the parent element for each child element. To this end I have decided to number each element according to its position in the hierarachy and use a "dot-delimitted" format for each element's id (i.01.03.11). I have struggled in vain today to come up with an XPath expression which would tell me how many elements are on the preceding-sibling axis of the parent of a given node. Can anyone straighten me out on this?
> Thanks.
> -- 
> Charles Knell
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