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closest method in vb script xml

Posted on 2014-04-19
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in vb script is there a way to find the closest instance of a node working up the node tree, similar to closest in jquery.


<xml>
   <outer attr="thisattr">
     <mid>
         <inner>
         <inner>
     </mid>
  </outer>
</xml>

something like this...
foundnode = closest(node, "outer[@thisattr]")

Function closest(node,addr)
' what would go here to find the closest.
'I am thining some sort of do while loop, but don't know
End Function
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Question by:KeithMcElroy
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Scott Fell,  EE MVE earned 2000 total points
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In vbs, the only thing you can do is find a string, then parse that string as needed or move on.  If you are reading rows, use instr function to find the first occurrence of </inner> then new line starting with <inner>

Otherwise, javascript would be a better fit.  If this is for an asp page, you can run javascript server side (jscript) but it would be a lot faster to just do it clientside.
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by:KeithMcElroy
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so i can't use the xmldom?  I know some about the xmldom, but am stuck on how to use it to bubble up and find the first instance.  I was hoping someone might know how to write a loop that would stop when it finds the matching node.  Will give it a day in case any answers come in; if not will award points.  The jscript idea might help.
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