Re: (dsssl) Properly numerated biblography references

Subject: Re: (dsssl) Properly numerated biblography references
From: Brandon Ibach <bibach@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2003 16:38:50 -0600
Quoting Pavel Tolkachev <pavel.tolkachev@xxxxxx>:
> That was what I wanted to know. I do have my own customization layer
> (I did not start it from scratch, but from docbook-utils) but, as
> you correctly guessed I do not know how to refer to "the number of
> preceding siblings of the matching <biblioentry> plus one". I would
> really appreciate it if you send me a code snipppet.
   As long as you want to number all of the biblioentrys in the whole
document as one sequence (don't know why you wouldn't, but you never
know), you can just do:

        (number->string (element-number be))

where "be" is the biblioentry node.  (Should have covered this before,
but it's been a while since I've done any DSSSL stuff, so my memory is
a bit rusty, and I was too lazy to look it up before. ;)
   You may notice, in the code, that there is an option for whether
you want the stylesheet to look up the biblioentry that your citation
is referencing, to make sure it exists.  If you don't have it do that,
of course, you wouldn't be able to label the citation with the entry's
number.  So, you'll either need to set that option in your
customization layer (the default, false, is set in dbparam.dsl), or
just have your version of the citation element rule not do the check,
and just do the lookup all the time.

-Brandon :)

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