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Subject: Re: finding position() of an element in a different context
From: Oliver Becker <obecker@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2001 17:01:02 +0200 (MET DST)
oliver company
Hi Kevin,

[...]
>     <forms>
>         <form visit="visit1Name" formtype="formtype1Name"/>
>         <form visit="visit1Name" formtype="formtype2Name"/>
>         <form visit="visit2Name" formtype="formtype2Name"/>
>     </forms>
> </top>
[...]
> I need to find the position of the matching form (based on the IDs)
> within all forms. I can select the matching form be doing:
>
>   <xsl:variable name="matchingForm"
>   select="//forms/form[(@formtypeID = $formtypeID) and (@visitID =
>   $visitID)]"/>
>
> But how do I find the position of that form within all <form>
> elements?

Just count the preceding siblings:
count($matchingForm/preceding-sibling::*)+1

Cheers,
Oliver


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