RE: [xsl] Find distinct nodes from a sequence

Subject: RE: [xsl] Find distinct nodes from a sequence
From: Pushkar Khadilkar <Pushkar_Khadilkar@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2011 10:35:56 +0530
Thanks Wendell , I will keep that in mind.

Thanks everyone who replied on this thread.

Pushkar Khadilkar

-----Original Message-----
From: Wendell Piez [mailto:wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, July 07, 2011 9:29 PM
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [xsl] Find distinct nodes from a sequence

Trivia alert -- in XPath 2.0 there are a number of ways to do this:

$x intersect $x
$x except ()

basically anything that involves any of the set operators but doesn't
otherwise modify the sequence.

I agree that $x/. is hard to beat, especially for those with limited keyboard
skills. (Plus, the way it works is really obscure, which in some quarters will
mean artful.)


On 7/7/2011 4:31 AM, David Carlisle wrote:
> On 07/07/2011 09:25, Andrew Welch wrote:
>> That is a great tip....
> the best thing about it, on a UK keyboard at least, is that it only
> requires typing two characters, on adjacent keys, with the right hand.
> So there's a greater than 50% chance of typing it without introducing
> a typing error, which can't be said of every xpath (or English) construct.

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