RE: [xsl] Selecting Random elements

Subject: RE: [xsl] Selecting Random elements
From: "Jim Fuller" <jim.fuller@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2003 13:39:38 -0000
look at random functions....might help or for something with more rigor go see Dimitre Novatchev excellent work with FXSL

gl, Jim Fuller

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From: David Elsmore [mailto:delsmore@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: 06 November 2003 12:55
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [xsl] Selecting Random elements


Rather than selecting all elements in a given context, is it possible to 
select a random set of a predifined number. For example given the 
following XML file which could contain hundreds of images, is it 
possible to output a randomly selected set of 3
<img src="1.jpg"/>
<img src="2.jpg"/>
<img src="3.jpg"/>

The output could be something like:

<img src="53"/>
<img src="74"/>
<img src="81"/>

Thanks in advance for your help

David Elsmore
IT Development Manager
School of Social Sciences and Law
Oxford Brookes University
Tel: 01865 484176
email: delsmore@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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