Re: [xsl] Immediately preceding-sibling

Subject: Re: [xsl] Immediately preceding-sibling
From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003 11:54:10 -0400

The simplest XPath test to check whether the immediately preceding sibling is a 'nospace' is:


which retrieves the nospace node (which evaluates to Boolean "true") if the immediately preceding node is a nospace; if not, it retrieves nothing (which evaluates to Boolean "false").

If you want to be *really* fancy:

substring(" _",1 + preceding-sibling::*[1][self::nospace], 1)

will give you a " " or a "_" depending on what the immediate preceding sibling is (since a Boolean false or true becomes the number 0 or 1 when you try to add it).


At 10:59 AM 10/20/2003, you wrote:
What I want to do is to present the contents of the line; where a word
is *not* preceded by a <nospace/> tag, I want to put a space, where it
*is* preceded by a <nospace/> tag, I want to display an underscore.

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