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Re: Determine position in node sequence based on crite

Subject: Re: Determine position in node sequence based on criteria
From: Andrew Welch <andrew.j.welch@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2010 15:19:15 +0100
Re:  Determine position in node sequence based on crite
> Agreed. It seems like it would be real handy to have position() take
> an argument:
>  position(../s[])
> and return the position of the matching items...

did my count preceding-sibling suggestion not fit?

> or have a different
> function where you could get the position in a for expression:
> for $i in ../s
>  if (...) then $i/position() else ()

In xquery you do

for $i at $pos in ../s return
 if (...) then $pos else ()

However thats exactly the same as:

for $i in ../s return
 if (...) then 1 + count($i/preceding-sibling::s) else ()

Andrew Welch
Kernow: http://kernowforsaxon.sf.net/

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