[xquery-talk] retrieving node depending on its context

Christian Wittern wittern at kanji.zinbun.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Sun May 8 22:47:40 PDT 2005

Dear XQuery users,

Having tried to solve the following problem without success for a
while, I  would be grateful for any pointers or advice:

Given sample data like the following:

<p>His name was <name>Christian</name> and he lived in

I would like to retrieve with XQuery the "<name>" node based on the
content of the following text, e.g. for example only if the <name> is
followed by a text node that starts with the word "and".  

I would like to avoid using following or following-sibling and assume
I would have to use "<<" and ">>", but I can't think of how to do

Any help appreciated,



 Christian Wittern 
 Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University
 47 Higashiogura-cho, Kitashirakawa, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8265, JAPAN

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