RE: context-independent counter
> I know. But what if the elements that I process are > scattered all over the doc? Or if I need to start with > an element that is the fourth? Then I need a > context-independent-counter, that doesn't care about > the position, the level, or any other aspect of the > current node's context. That's how you would do it in a sequential programming language, true. In a functional language like XSLT you have to find some way of computing the number you want as a function of the input, not as a side-effect of what you did before - because there is no "before". Mike Kay XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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