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Subject: RE: Number of elements with a given attribute
From: "Robby Pelssers" <robby.pelssers@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 18 Dec 2009 09:55:53 +0100
RE:  Number of elements with a given attribute
Only count preceding siblings in that case

<xsl:value-of select="count(preceding-sibling::verse[@part != 'beginning'])
"/>

Cheers,
Robby Pelssers

-----Original Message-----
From: Faehndrich Philippe [mailto:phfaehndrich@xxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Friday, December 18, 2009 1:49 AM
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject:  Number of elements with a given attribute

Hello,

In a piece of theater, I have some verses that are split between different
roles.

All verses without a part attribute are complete verses.
<role name='...'>
  <verse>...</verse>
  <verse>...</verse>
  ...
</role>

The other are tagged on the following model:
<role name='...'>
   ...
  <verse>...</verse>
  <verse part="beginning">...</verse>
</role>
<role name='...'>
  <verse part="continuation">...</verse>
</role>
<role name='...'>
  <verse part="continuation">...</verse>
</role>
<role name='...'>
  <verse part="end">...</verse>
  <verse>...</verse>
  ...
</role>

I need to know if a continuation is the only one between beginning and end,
the first or the second of two, the first, second or third of three, and so
on.

<xsl:value-of select="count(preceding::verse[@part != 'beginning']) "/> gives
me the count of all preceding verses with part attribute other
than "beginning" from the beginning of the piece, what is not what I want.
I wish to have the count of preceding parts of verse from the last beginning
part.

Could someone help me?

Thanks in advance,
Ph. Faehndrich

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