RE: A challenge.. Group Periods of Data (1..5, 2..8,
> >You mean you want the > > stylesheet to detect a time at which no sessions are alive, > and use that as > > a boundary between periods? What if there is no such time? > > First element of period: first element or first element where > period_begin does not fall within previous sibling period_begin and > period_end. > > Last element of period: last element match where period_begin falls > within previous sibling period_begin and period_end. > > > What if there are several? > This then sounds like a simple extension of Wendell's stylesheet, where instead of the list of periods being supplied as a parameter, it is constructed by a prescan of the data: the set of period boundaries is the set of session endtimes that do not overlap any session, i.e. //session/@endtime[every $s in //session satisfies ($s/@starttime <= . or $s/@endtime >= .)] (Sorry, I've forgotten what the actual element and attribute names were). Someone who enjoys coding with one hand tied behind their back can no doubt give you an XSLT 1.0 version of that... Michael Kay http://www.saxonica.com/
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