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XPointer question - selecting locations from a location-set

From: Jiri Jirat <Jiri.Jirat@idoox.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2000 13:55:14 +0100
Message-ID: <3A1A70B1.8D983FA@idoox.com>
To: www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org
Hello,
 I prepared an XPointer tutorial at
http://www.zvon.org/xxl/xpointer/tutorial/OutputExamples/introduction.html
a few weeks ago.

Now I have been asked the following question:

If I want to select the point (marked X) just before the string-range
'another',
which expression is correct?


Is this correct?:
xpointer(string-range(//*,'another')[0])

Or should it look like this?:
xpointer(string-range(//*,'another')[1][0])

Or should there be some parentheses?


IMPORTANT: here, in this example, the location-set returned by
"string-range(//*,'another')"
consists just of ONE location.
Do I have to specify also that I want the location no. one from the
location set,
or it is not compulsory?

I could not find this in the specification.

===============================
Here is XML file:
===============================
 <AAA>
   <BBB bbb="111">
     Text in the first element BBB.
   </BBB>
   <BBB bbb="222">
      Text in Xanother element BBB. 
     <DDD ddd="999">
       Text in more nested element.
     </DDD>
   </BBB>
   <CCC ccc="123" xxx="321">
     Again some text in some element.
   </CCC>
 </AAA>
===============================


May be, my question is not very clear, please, look at
http://www.zvon.org/xxl/xpointer/tutorial/OutputExamples/xml40_out.xml.html
and tell me your opinion.

Thank you very much for your help
Jirka Jirat

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