Re: HTML RANDOM NODE LIST
I suggest you check out the page on "Lookup" in the FAQ:
Using this pattern you can list all the titles you want to suppress in your stylesheet, or elsewhere, and use a test like
test="not(preceding-sibling::TITLE = $suppress-titles)"
where $suppress-titles is the list of titles you want to interdict.
You can use the same list to exclude items from node sets you are counting, etc. But it sounds like you may ultimately want to do this in two passes, to simplify the logic.
Good luck, Wendell
At 01:19 PM 2/20/2004, you wrote:
Josh, the problem with that method is that the real XML document is much larger with a multitude of different tags and tag levels. The info contained within the tags must be output in a linear fashion so I cannot process it with for-each loops, I have to use nested/recursive template matches. It is within the "template-match" for ITEM, the lowest element in the document, that I must somehow discern between the ITEM's ancestor TITLE's literal value to determine whether it should be included within my numbered list. The parameters for things like count() and position() are all node sets, and I cannot use a test such as:"not(preceding-sibling::TITLE='Raging River')" to accumulate count or position. I'm stumped. Tracy.
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