RE: Equivalent of a Global Counter

Subject: RE: Equivalent of a Global Counter
From: Bassi Suk <bassi.s@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2000 03:17:03 -0500

I have a similar problem.

Does a two-pass transformation involve having on stylesheets applied to the
XMLSource and another stylesheet applied to the resultant XML Document? Or
can it be encapsulated in the same stylesheet?



> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Kay Michael [SMTP:Michael.Kay@xxxxxxx]
> Sent:	Wednesday, November 15, 2000 10:12 AM
> To:	'xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx'
> Subject:	RE: Equivalent of a Global Counter
> > So, what I'm looking for would look something like this (... 
> > means any id):
> > 
> > <front id="...">
> > 	<prov id="...1">
> > 		<subprov id="..."></subprov>
> > 	</prov>
> > 	<label.para id="...">
> > 		<para id="...2"></para>
> > 	</label.para>
> > 	<clause id="...3"></clause>
> > </front>
> > 
> > as you can see, the structure of the document is not relevant 
> > in terms of what number is used, its more of an incremental concept.
> I think I would solve this either with an extension function,
> getSequenceNumber(), which returns a stream of sequence numbers, or with a
> two-pass transformation, in which the sequence numbers are added in the
> second phase using <xsl:number/> or count(preceding::*). Or perhaps even
> with a post-processing SAX filter which adds the id's. None of these is a
> particularly "pure" XSLT solution, but when it comes down to doing real
> work, I'm a pragmatist.
> Mike Kay 
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