[xsl] grouping question

Subject: [xsl] grouping question
From: Patrick Moore <patrickm@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 17:44:59 -0700
Hi there --

I have looked through the email about grouping withput finding this question
being answered.

I am using Xalan sql extension to generate the data that will be processed
by the xsl stylesheet. Because it is a database query I have constructed the
query so the results are sorted based on the element that I wish to group
by. Because this extension lets me look at only one row at a time, and I
cannot go back, the Mueschean method is not possible. (Or at least not

I was wondering if anyone had some thoughts on a way I can take advantage of
the ordering that SQL can do to come up with a simpler method. Some sample


As soon as I see the "Album 2" I know that there are no more
<album>1</album>'s Can I take advantage of this in any manner?

My preliminary conclusion is no... but I am new enough to xsl to wonder if
this is indeed the case.

-Patrick Moore

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