Re: [xsl] a nicer total sibling count than this

Subject: Re: [xsl] a nicer total sibling count than this
From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2002 16:03:33 -0400

At 03:39 PM 9/18/2002, you wrote:
I'm working with a dictionary marked up in XML. Conventionally, one numbers definitions (def elements here) only if there are two or more definitions for the given part of speech.

To my surprise and delight, the following worked, producing heavy def numbers with a following non-break space:

 <xsl:template match="def">
  <xsl:if test="(count(preceding-sibling::def) +
                 count(following-sibling::def)) >= 1">
   <xsl:element name="strong">

Is there a prettier/more efficient way of doing the same thing without resorting to frankly ugly '(count(preceding-sibling::def)+count(following-sibling::def))'?


<xsl:if test="count(../def) > 1">

just counts the def children of the parent. If there are more than the current def, the test passes.


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