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Re: Re: Muenchian method, and keys 'n stuff

Subject: Re: Re: Muenchian method, and keys 'n stuff
From: Dimitre Novatchev <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2002 11:08:35 -0800 (PST)
 Re: Re: Muenchian method
Re: Muenchian method, and keys 'n stuff
From: Jeni Tennison <jeni at jenitennison dot com> 
> Wendell wrote:
> > Another way would be to hardcode your alphabet as a set of nodes in
> > your stylesheet:
> It's interesting that you can build a sequence of integers in XPath
> 2.0 with the 'to' operator, but not a sequence of characters. For
> situation, it would be really nice to be able to do:
>   <xsl:for-each select="'a' to 'z'">
>     ...
>   </xsl:for-each>
> I suppose the other possibility would be tokenize function so you
> could do:
>   <xsl:for-each select="tokenize('abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz', '')">
>     ...
>   </xsl:for-each>
> to achieve the same thing (although a little more laboriously).

What about the following:

for $a in (for $i in (1 to string-length($alphabet))
                        return substring($alphabet,1,1)
     return (doSomething)

Dimitre Novatchev.

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