Re: [xsl] !!!counters in XSL!!!

Subject: Re: [xsl] !!!counters in XSL!!!
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2001 10:11:23 +0100
> This makes life of programmers which migrate from the commonly used
> tools to XSLT quite difficult.

Which is strange as one of the main points about declarative programming
is that it is (supposed to be) more natural. Are people really so 
infected by exposure to C or java or whatever that what was natural now
becomes strange?

> Usually, people who need counters in their XSLT stylesheets get an
> advice from XSLT gurus to use some awful methods which require calling
> XSLT templates recursively. But 

No usually they are told to use count() or xsl:number or position()
or some other construct that the language provides.


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