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Old March 1st, 2007, 07:26 PM
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This:

preceding-sibling::/@eol

is a syntax error. You can't leave out the node-test.

This:

preceding-sibling::*/@eol

selects the @eol attribute of all the preceding siblings. In a boolean context, it returns true if any preceding sibling has an @eol attribute.

I suspect you want

test="preceding-sibling::*[1]/@eol"

which tests whether the immediately preceding sibling has an @eol attribute.

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