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Subject: Re: Simple list numbering problem with rule based stylesheet approach
From: Jacobus Reyneke <jacobusreyneke@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2010 20:06:03 +0200
Re:  Simple list numbering problem with rule based  sty
Thanks for the help, Michael,

I just wanted to make sure that I'm not abusing or "hacking" the system.

I'm happy now ;-) (also re-read chapter 2 of your book just to
understand the basics better.)

Have a good evening,

> Yes.
> There are two ways of calculating the position: <xsl:number/> gives you the
> number by counting siblings in the source tree, position() gets it by
> counting nodes in the sequence selected by the calling xsl:apply-templates.
> In your case, both give the same answer. The position() call is probably
> more efficient, but it does create a hidden dependency between the two
> template rules, which you may not like.
> Regards,
> Michael Kay
> http://www.saxonica.com/
> http://twitter.com/michaelhkay

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