[xquery-talk] distance between elements and hierarchical order

Wolfgang Hoschek wolfgang.hoschek at mac.com
Thu Dec 8 11:31:36 PST 2005

Both can probably be solved by walking the ancestor axis of the  
elements towards the root.
For 2) find the nearest common ancestor, and add up the steps.


On Dec 8, 2005, at 11:14 AM, Sergio Andreozzi wrote:

> Dear all,
> in order to solve a problem I'm dealing with, I need be able to  
> perform the following measurements at the XQuery level:
> 1. measure the hierarchical order of an element (the level at which  
> the element appears in a tree representing the document)
> 2. measure the distance between two elements (the number of steps  
> required to navigate from one element to the other)
> do you have any experience or suggestions on how to solve this? At  
> the moment, I'm not particularly concerned about efficiency.
> Thanks, Sergio
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