[XSL-LIST Mailing List Archive Home] [By Thread] [By Date] [Recent Entries] [Reply To This Message]

Select All Except First and Last

Subject: Select All Except First and Last
From: Nathan Tallman <ntallman@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2013 16:10:13 -0500
 Select All Except First and Last
This should be an easy one, but I can't figure it out. How do I select
all but the first and last matching nodes?

XML input:
<physdesc>
    <extent>285.42 linear feet</extent>
    <extent>227.5 record cartons</extent>
    <extent>2.5 Hollinger boxes</extent>
</physdesc>

HTML output:
285.42 linear feet (227.5 record cartons, 2.5 Hollinger boxes)

The input will vary, with different people encoding. I'd like to
select all but the first and last extent. While this time, that's only
one node at extent[2], there may be 8 or more extents. This is all
because a I want to format a list and insert commas. (Although the
second-to-end values will be wrapped in parenthesis.)

I'm using XSLT 2.0 and Saxon EE 9.4; I thought (and hoped) that the
below would work, alas it's not.
<xsl:for-each select="extent[not(extent[1])]">
    <xsl:value-of select="." separator=", "/>
</xsl:for-each>

Any help is appreciated.

Nathan

Current Thread

PURCHASE STYLUS STUDIO ONLINE TODAY!

Purchasing Stylus Studio from our online shop is Easy, Secure and Value Priced!

Buy Stylus Studio Now

Download The World's Best XML IDE!

Accelerate XML development with our award-winning XML IDE - Download a free trial today!

Don't miss another message! Subscribe to this list today.
Email
First Name
Last Name
Company
Subscribe in XML format
RSS 2.0
Atom 0.3
Site Map | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Trademarks
Free Stylus Studio XML Training:
W3C Member
Stylus Studio® and DataDirect XQuery ™are products from DataDirect Technologies, is a registered trademark of Progress Software Corporation, in the U.S. and other countries. © 2004-2013 All Rights Reserved.