Re: [xsl] Counting nodes processed

Subject: Re: [xsl] Counting nodes processed
From: "Thomas B. Passin" <tpassin@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2002 13:23:52 -0500
[Michael Kay]

> Use <xsl:if test="count(preceding::topic) &lt; 5">.
> That will work, but probably not very efficiently. A more sophisticated
> approach would be to use a recursive named template to process the first
> four topics and then stop.

It may be inefficient but it's only done once.  If the number is small, it
won't matter anyway.  If the bound is large, wouldn't it still be quicker
than calling the template recursively and checking the bound each at each
invocation?  That was my assumption, at any rate, but you're the


Tom P

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