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Re: Detecting table columns with XSL-FO
Subject: Re: Detecting table columns with XSL-FO|
From: "andrew welch" <andrew.j.welch@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2006 09:57:03 +0100
On 8/2/06, Miranda Wageman <mwageman@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I have searched long for this but cannot seem to get a straight answer.
We are trying to output tables in XSL-FO, but I do not seem to be able to
easily find the table row with the maximum number of cells within a table,
so that I can specify how many <fo:table-column/> items should be added.
Cells that span columns or rows have colspan and rowspan attributes in their
Is there any way to loop through the rows within a table to find the row
with the maximum number of cells? The looping methods I have found seem to
only deal with a set number of reiterations whereas with our tables we don't
know which row has the most cells.
Thank you very much for any pointers in the right direction - right now I
don't even know where to start anymore.
If you are using XSLT 2.0 then you can use the max() function, eg:
<xsl:variable name="maxCells" select="max(//tr/count(td))"/>
If you are generating your XSL-FO using XSLT 1.0 then the usual way is
to select all <tr>'s and sort them by the count of their <td>'s, and
then pick the first:
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