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From: Thorsten Jolitz <tjolitz@gmail.com>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Use of attribute :parent in org-element.el
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2013 17:37:26 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87obdacz0p.fsf@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: 871ua6pnit.fsf@gmail.com

Nicolas Goaziou <n.goaziou@gmail.com> writes:

> Hello,
> Thorsten Jolitz <tjolitz@gmail.com> writes:
>> The use of the :parent attribute is surprising for me. I would have
>> expected something like ':parent org-mode everywhere' in the second
>> example, i.e. the title of the 1st level subtree containing the 2nd
>> level headline at point.
> `org-element-at-point' and `org-element-context' return information
> about the close neighbourhood of point, which is the current section. In
> other words, each element at top level within the section get
> a nil :parent property.
> As a special case, when point is at a headline, each function returns
> the parsed headline, without any :parent property defined (it would be
> out of the scope of these functions).
>> I'm not sure what I would have expected in the first example. What is
>> the parent of an element that is contained in a greater element that has
>> a parent? Is it nil, or is it the parent of its containing greater
>> element?
> If you parse completely the buffer with `org-element-parse-buffer', you
> will see that genealogy for property drawer goes like this:
>   property-drawer > section > headline > headline > org-data

I understand, thanks, so the whole info is only available when parsing
the complete buffer. 


      reply	other threads:[~2013-04-19 15:40 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2013-04-19 13:20 Use of attribute :parent in org-element.el Thorsten Jolitz
2013-04-19 15:07 ` Nicolas Goaziou
2013-04-19 15:37   ` Thorsten Jolitz [this message]

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