Re: Suggestions to improve my XSL writing style
The XSL I wrote below works, but I'm looking for ways to improve my coding style. Is this a bad way of writing style sheets? - in particular the fact that I call "apply-templates" about a million times.
The usual error of beginners is that they don't use apply-templates enough and over use for-each and value-of. apply-templates is the heart and soul of xslt, the more times it's used the merrier.
if you just use <xsl:apply-templates/> that means select="node() so selects all nodes includng he white space text nodes between elements and so position() probably went up in steps of two. You could use
<xsl:apply-templates select="scene"/> in your act template 9if scenes are the only child type) then the sequence being processed will just have scenes and position() will reflect the scene number. but probably better would be to use xsl:number from="act" count="scene"
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