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Subject: Re: Select All Except First and Last
From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2013 18:02:14 -0500
Re:  Select All Except First and Last
Dimitre,



On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 5:07 PM, Dimitre Novatchev <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> 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.

True. IIRC the OP stipulated the problem using EAD 'extent' elements,
not in the general case. :-)

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

It will, and it will also sort nodes into document order; again here
that's not a problem.

Cheers, Wendell

Wendell Piez | http://www.wendellpiez.com
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