RE: [xsl] the nearest ancestor with the attribute

Subject: RE: [xsl] the nearest ancestor with the attribute
From: DPawson@xxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 12:24:45 -0000
> > Hm. About this, see XPath 2.4. ancestor is a reverse axis. 
> I don't see 
> > anything here that changes the order to document order.
> You're absolutely right that the ancestor axis is a reverse axis.  If
> you were using:
>   ancestor::*[1]/@attr
> you'd be fine (aside from the fact that you'd be stuffed if the node's
> parent didn't have a 'attr' attribute). However, the last axis used in
> the XPath is the 'attribute' axis, which takes you back to document
> order again. To get the last one, use:
>   ancestor::*/@attr[last()]
> At least I *think* that's right ;)

I wish someone would do a clear exemplified piece on this for the faq.


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