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Re: generate-id for copy

Subject: Re: generate-id for copy
From: "Sebastian Rahtz" <sebastian.rahtz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 21:22:07 +0000 (GMT)
generate id duplicate
Andrew Wason writes:
 > I want to copy a node in my source multiple times and assign each copy a 
 > unique id attribute.

...
 > 		<xsl:apply-templates select="." mode="duplicate-node"/>
 > 		<xsl:apply-templates select="." mode="duplicate-node"/>
 > 		<xsl:apply-templates select="." mode="duplicate-node"/>
 > 		<xsl:apply-templates select="." mode="duplicate-node"/>

recursion. call a named template with a parameter of 1; in the
template, do your copy (annotated with the parameter), add 1 to the
parameter, and use it as the parameter for another call of the same
template. back out when the parameter is > 4.

then again, the XT/Saxon node-set extension could also be used - make
your copies into an RTF, convert it to a node set, and iterate over it 
and look at generate-id() --- I bet you get unique values.

Sebastian


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