Re: Equivalent of a Global Counter
> can you think of a way of incrementing a number in an > element match without having that same number decrement on element exit. > Cheers, That would clearly be a side effect if the template so not possible in XSLT which is side effect free, unless you use an extension function. But what you ask for is an undefined random output, as the templates for the various elements may be executed in any order, or concurrently and needn't be executed in the same order if the same file is processed again. You can of course preserve the state by passing the number as a parameter in every apply-templates and declaring it as a parameter to every template, but this is rarely the best way of tackling a problem. David _____________________________________________________________________ This message has been checked for all known viruses by Star Internet delivered through the MessageLabs Virus Control Centre. For further information visit http://www.star.net.uk/stats.asp XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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