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Subject: Re: Select All Except First and Last
From: Dimitre Novatchev <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2013 21:19:51 -0800
Re:  Select All Except First and Last
On Mon, Dec 2, 2013 at 7:36 PM, Houghton,Andrew <houghtoa@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> Maybe I'm missing something about the question that was asked, but why wouldn't the following work?
>
> extent[position( ) gt 1 and position( ) lt last( )]


I don't see anybody in this thread saying that this expression
produces incorrect result. It indeed produces the wanted result.

However, the people who answered, including myself, wanted to provide
either shorter and more efficient expressions, or expressions that are
funny and thus memorable.

Do note that in the above expression "position()" occurs twice  --
this obviously making the expression not one of the shortest possible.

In SQL there is a
        "BETWEEN"
operator (though, if I am not wrong, it is *inclusive*).

In XPath there isn't exact counterpart of "BETWEEN", thus this is more
verbosely written either as the conjunction of two comparisons, or
what corresponds to the

SQL
         "x  NOT IN(v1, v2)"


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Dimitre Novatchev
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