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functx:siblings-same-name

The siblings of an XML element that have the same name

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Description

The functx:siblings-same-name function returns the siblings of an element that have the same qualified name. It returns only other elements, not attributes, and not the element itself.

Arguments and Return Type

NameTypeDescription
$element element()? the node
return value element()*

XSLT Function Declaration

See XQuery definition.
XSLT 2.0 Syntax:
<xsl:function name="functx:siblings-same-name" as="element()*"
              xmlns:functx="http://www.functx.com" >
  <xsl:param name="element" as="element()?"/>

  <xsl:sequence select="
   $element/../*[node-name(.) = node-name($element)]
   except $element
 "/>

</xsl:function>

Examples

<xsl:variable name="in-xml" as="item()*">
<authors>
   <author>
      <fName>Kate</fName>
      <fName>Jane</fName>
      <lName>Jones</lName>
   </author>
   <author>
      <fName>John</fName>
      <lName>Doe</lName>
   </author>
</authors>
</xsl:variable>
XSLT ExampleResults
functx:siblings-same-name(
     $in-xml/author[1])
<author>
  <fName>John</fName>
  <lName>Doe</lName>
</author>
functx:siblings-same-name(
     $in-xml/author[1]/fName[2])
<fName>Kate</fName>

See Also

functx:siblingsThe siblings of an XML node

History

Published OnLast UpdatedContributor(s)
2006-06-272007-02-26Priscilla Walmsley, Datypic, pwalmsley@datypic.com, http://www.datypic.com
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