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Default xpath: position parent of current node

i need to know if the parent of the current node is the second node in the set. does anyone know the correct xpath expression for this problem?

Old September 5th, 2005, 07:20 AM
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By "the second node in the set", you presumably mean "the second child of its parent"? (there are many sets, you need to say which one).


  test="count(../preceding-sibling::node()) = 1"

if you really mean "node", or

  test="count(../preceding-sibling::*) = 1"

if you meant "element".

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