[xsl] finding position() of an element in a different context

Subject: [xsl] finding position() of an element in a different context
From: Kevin Burges <xmldude@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2001 15:39:53 +0100
I have a document structured like this:

          <visit id="visit1Name"/>
          <visit id="visit2Name"/>
        <formtype id="formtype1Name"/>
        <formtype id="formtype2Name"/>
        <form visit="visit1Name" formtype="formtype1Name"/>
        <form visit="visit1Name" formtype="formtype2Name"/>
        <form visit="visit2Name" formtype="formtype2Name"/>

in my XSLT I am inside a

  <xsl:for-each select="//formtypes/formtype">
    <xsl:variable name="formtypeID" select="@id"/>
    <xsl:for-each select="//visits/visit">
      <xsl:variable name="visitID" select="@id"/>

I need to find the position of the matching form (based on the IDs)
within all forms. I can select the matching form be doing:

  <xsl:variable name="matchingForm"
  select="//forms/form[(@formtypeID = $formtypeID) and (@visitID =

But how do I find the position of that form within all <form>

This would be simple to do if I just manually added a @number
attribute, but I don't want to have to do this.

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