RE: Count - via database or xsl
> -----Original Message----- > From: Mark Williams > <snip /> > From your reply, it looks like you are suggesting is more efficient (which > is what I supposed I expected really) that the database application that > will produce the xml file should do the count for us. Is that right? > Up to a certain extent, yes. If you know beforehand the type of nodes whose number you are going to need and that you're going to access that number a lot of times. If you would only need to test once at processing-time whether a certain type of node exists, however, I see no reason why you wouldn't use an XPath expression for that (as opposed to having an attribute with value 0 occupying valuable storage space?) Cheers, Andreas XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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