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Real World XML by Steven Holzner

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Navigating in XML Documents

As you see in Table 11-5, the Node interface contains all the standard W3C DOM methods for navigating in a document that we've already used with JavaScript in Chapter 7. This includes getNextSibling, getPreviousSibling, getFirstChild, getLastChild, and getParent. You can put those methods to work here as easily as in Chapter 7. For example, here's the XML document that we navigated through in Chapter 7, which I'll call ch11_08.xml here:

Listing . ch11_08.xml
 <?xml version="1.0"?> <MEETINGS> <MEETING TYPE="informal"> <MEETING_TITLE>XML In The Real World</MEETING_TITLE> <MEETING_NUMBER>2079</MEETING_NUMBER> <SUBJECT>XML</SUBJECT> <DATE>6/1/2002</DATE> <PEOPLE> <PERSON ATTENDANCE="present"> <FIRST_NAME>Edward</FIRST_NAME> ...

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