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How to get last parent of a particular type?

kapil Gupta
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Joined: Dec 17, 2001
Posts: 89
Hi,
I have a requirement to get value of an attribute of a parent node but the index of parent node is dynamic.
For example:

I need to get span class while processing bold, italic and strike tags.
As the order of these html tags may change, I cannot predict the index of parent.
Is there a way to get last parent node of type span?
Thanks,
Kapil
Paul Clapham
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Your XPath expression for that would be something like
kapil Gupta
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Joined: Dec 17, 2001
Posts: 89
Thanks Paul. How can I I check if the parent axis upto span node contains a specific node? For example if the html is of type


While processing underline node, I need to check if the text has parent node of type bold and italic. Right now am using following code for this

But since the nesting level may vary I cannot predict the position.
Thanks,
Kapil
 
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