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Subject: Re: Dealing without global counters
From: "Dimitre Novatchev" <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 07:21:27 +0100
javascript dbrecord
This transformation:

<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"
  <xsl:output method="text"/>
    <n n="para" p="1"/>
    <n n="image" p="2"/>
    <n n="table" p="3"/>

  <xsl:variable name="vOrder" select="document('')/*/order:*"/>

  <xsl:template match="chapter">
        db[1]=new dbRecord(chapter stuff)<xsl:text/>
      <xsl:for-each select="/chapter/*[self::para or self::image or
        <xsl:sort select="$vOrder/*[@n = name(current())]/@p"/>

        <xsl:variable name="vPos" select="position() + 1"/>
        db[<xsl:value-of select="$vPos"/>]<xsl:text/>
        <xsl:value-of select="concat('=new dbRecord(', name(), ' stuff)')"/>


when applied on your source.xml:


produces the wanted result:

        db[1]=new dbRecord(chapter stuff)
        db[2]=new dbRecord(para stuff)
        db[3]=new dbRecord(para stuff)
        db[4]=new dbRecord(para stuff)
        db[5]=new dbRecord(para stuff)
        db[6]=new dbRecord(image stuff)
        db[7]=new dbRecord(image stuff)
        db[8]=new dbRecord(table stuff)


Dimitre Novatchev.
http://fxsl.sourceforge.net/ -- the home of FXSL

"Robert Ogden" <Robert.Ogden@xxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> I have done a bit of reading, and it seems global counters are not the
> answer in XSLT. That being said I have a problem (normally solved by a
> global counter) I need to solve. I'm building a TOC for an XML
> document.
> The best way is to offer xml structure and intended output.
> XML:
> <chapter>
>     <para>
>     </para>
>     <para>
>     </para>
>     <image>
>     </image>
>     <para>
>     </para>
>     <image>
>     </image>
>     <table>
>     <table>
>     <para>
>     <para>
> </chapter>
> Output (this output is a javascript array for an expandable TOC)
> db[1]=new dbRecord(chapter stuff)
> db[2]=new dbRecord(first para stuff)
> db[3]=new dbRecord(second para stuff)
> db[4]=new dbRecord(third para stuff)
> db[5]=new dbRecord(fourth para stuff)
> db[6]=new dbRecord(first image stuff)
> db[7]=new dbRecord(second image stuff)
> db[8]=new dbRecord(first table stuff)
> What I want to do is output a chapter, all text in a chapter, then all
> images for a chapter, and lastly all tables for a chapter.
> This is done repetitively for each chapter.
> For the text, calling a template that contains <xsl:number> would work.
> I would get a sequential numbering in the db[] (which IS required,
> db[number] where number is sequential 1 to N). But as you see the
> figures and tables are interlaced in the XML, and not desired to be that
> way in the TOC.
> Any help would be appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Robert Ogden
> IETM Developer
> Navy Programs
> (763) 572-7121
>  XSL-List info and archive:  http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list

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