Re: Counting preceding nodes
Hi Billie, Probably the following code might help .. <xsl:template match="diagram"> <xsl:attribute name="Number"> <xsl:value-of select="count(preceding::node() | ancestor::node())"/> </xsl:attribute> </xsl:template> This is not tested. (I am relying on this technique based on a problem I solved earlier.) Regards, Mukul --- Billie <whynot77@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > I need help with a problem I'm having. I need to > count the number of nodes that come before the > given node, anywhere in the tree. > > So for example, say I have this tree: > > <book> > <chapter> > <para> > Blah blah blah > <diagram name="first"/> > </para> > <para>Blah blah blah</para> > <para> > <diagram name="second"/> > Blah blah blah > </para> > <diagram name="third"/> > </chapter> > <chapter> > <para>Blah blah blah</para> > </chapter> > <chapter> > <diagram name="fourth"/> > <para>Blah blah blah</para> > </chapter> > <chapter> > <para> > <quote> > <diagram name="fifth"/> > <diagram name="sixth"/> > Blah blah blah > </quote> > </para> > </chapter> > </book> > > I gave the diagrams the appropriate names so you > could see what I was looking for, but basically, > I'm looking for a way to number the diagrams based > on the absolute order in which they are placed. > I've tried all sorts of combinations but nothing > seemed to work. One logical structure I came up > with, that I couldn't figure out how to translate > into XSL, was: "count the number of diagrams that > have an ancestor-or-self which is a > preceding-sibling to an ancestor-or-self of the > diagram in > question". Is that possible to do? > > <xsl:template match="diagram"> > <xsl:attribute name="Number"> > <xsl:value-of select="???"/> > </xsl:attribute> > </xsl:template> > > Thanks for your help, > Billie > > __________________________________ Yahoo! Mail Stay connected, organized, and protected. Take the tour: http://tour.mail.yahoo.com/mailtour.html
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