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Subject: Re: Select All Except First and Last
From: Dimitre Novatchev <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2013 14:07:39 -0800
Re:  Select All Except First and Last
> extent except (extent[1],extent[last()])
>
> I know, not so funny. Or memorable, since apparently no one ever
> remembers 'except'. :-)

Except that this is only defined for sequences of nodes, while the
other answers would also operate on arbitrary sequences.

Another potential issue: doesn't "except" cause deduplication?

Cheers,
Dimitre

On Tue, Dec 3, 2013 at 7:33 AM, Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On Tue, Dec 3, 2013 at 4:07 AM, Hermann Stamm-Wilbrandt
> <STAMMW@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> However, the people who answered, including myself, wanted to provide
>>> either shorter and more efficient expressions, or expressions that are
>>> funny and thus memorable.
>>
>> extent[following-sibling::extent and preceding-sibling::extent]
>
> extent except (extent[1],extent[last()])
>
> I know, not so funny. Or memorable, since apparently no one ever
> remembers 'except'. :-)
>
> Cheers, Wendell
>
> Wendell Piez | http://www.wendellpiez.com
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