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Re: Adding empty elements for alignment

Subject: Re: Adding empty elements for alignment
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2004 13:43:32 +0100
xsl for every
> Can you please explain why?

because I wrote the wrong thing, and you made the correct correction.

You want the column from r2 that has seq= the position in the for-each
(ie the position coming from the pass over row 1)
if you save that in a variable

<xsl:variable name="position" select="position()"/>
<xsl:value-of select="$r2/column[@seq=$position]"/>

then that's exactly what you get, but if you do as I wrote (not what I
had in my head)

<xsl:value-of select="$r2/column[@seq=position()]"/>

then position() inside a step refers to the current node list inside
that step and will only select column elements who's seq attribute
is equal to the sibling count so in your example it will only select the
first one as after that you miss out column 2 and so every other element
in that row has seq attribute larger than position().

Sorry for my mistake, and glad you fixed it yourself so quickly.

David

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