Re: Equivalent of a Global Counter
Matthew Bentley wrote: > > >It can't be done. But if you tell us what your problem is, we'll tell you > >why you don't need to solve it this way. > > Okay, fair enough - my task is this: > I am setting ID attributes on xml documents to a particular id scheme > specific to my company. Part of this id scheme is Unique numbering for those > elements which would otherwise not have unique ids (based on their content). > The id scheme cannot be changed. > > ...... > > I can quite easily do this as a post-processing task by inserting a > character sequence (e.g. $!$) at the point where the Unique number occurs > and replacing this with an appropriate number in omnimark or perl, but it'd > be nice if I could do it within xslt. Why don't you use any XSLT engine that supports interface to the scripting languages? Of course, this solution won't be "100% pure XSLT", but is this really important? Regards, Alexey XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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