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From Gregory Buchenberger <gr...@eightfoldconsulting.com>
Subject Re: Number of elements with a given attribute
Date Thu, 17 Dec 2009 21:44:35 GMT
A good place for XSLT, XSL, XPath questions is the XSL mailing list at

http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list/




On Thu, 2009-12-17 at 15:34 +0100, Pascal Sancho wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> This is a pure XSLT/Xpath related question...
> Nothing to do with FOP. For such questions, you should ask on the right 
> list.
> 
> That said, IMHO you should select a nodeset using actual index position 
> (count(preceding::*) does the trick)
> To find the last node that is a boudary should be done with following 
> expression:
> preceding::verse[@part != 'beginning'][1]
> 
> Note that if you put your nodeset in a xsl:variable, you can have some 
> troubles.
> Xalan (see [1]) or MSXML (see [2]) provide extended function for that 
> purpose.
> 
> [1] http://xml.apache.org/xalan-j/extensionslib.html#nodeset
> [2] http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hz88kef0%28VS.71%29.aspx
> 
> HTH,
> Pascal
> 
> 
> Faehndrich Philippe a écrit :
> > Hello,
> >
> > In a piece of theater, I have some verses that are split between different
> > roles.
> >
> > All verses without a part attribute are complete verses.
> > <role name='...'>
> >   <verse>...</verse>
> >   <verse>...</verse>
> >   ...
> > </role>
> >
> > The other are tagged on the following model:
> > <role name='...'>
> >    ...
> >   <verse>...</verse>
> >   <verse part="beginning">...</verse>
> > </role>
> > <role name='...'>
> >   <verse part="continuation">...</verse>
> > </role>
> > <role name='...'>
> >   <verse part="continuation">...</verse>
> > </role>
> > <role name='...'>
> >   <verse part="end">...</verse>
> >   <verse>...</verse>
> >   ...
> > </role>
> >
> > I need to know if a continuation is the only one between beginning and end,
> > the first or the second of two, the first, second or third of three, and so
> > on.
> >
> > <xsl:value-of select="count(preceding::verse[@part != 'beginning']) "/> gives
> > me the count of all preceding verses with part attribute other
> > than "beginning" from the beginning of the piece, what is not what I want.
> > I wish to have the count of preceding parts of verse from the last beginning
> > part.
> >
> > Could someone help me?
> >
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Ph. Faehndrich
> 
> 
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