Re: [xsl] given @id="1.2.3" .... -1 || +1 to the "3" in @id??

Subject: Re: [xsl] given @id="1.2.3" .... -1 || +1 to the "3" in @id??
From: "Christopher R. Maden" <crism@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 02 Jul 2001 21:33:57 -0700
At 11:20 2-07-2001, Anthony E. wrote:
the sections for the prev & next links are in
different xml files, so I can't use xpath to determine
if it's the first or last element. I will have an
attribute first="1.1.1" and last="1.1.3" in each
<section> element. Then I can compare if the current
"id" attribute is equal to first or last and determine
whether or not there is a prev or next link.

OK. Then the other suggestions on this thread ought to work. If there are always two periods, then you can use


to get the part after the last dot; to build the entire number for the next part, it'll look like (the rather complicated):

  substring-before(@id,'.'), '.',
  substring-before(substring-after(@id,'.'),'.'), '.',

If you don't know how many subparts there will be, then you need to use recursive templates to continue stripping as long as there are periods left in the string.

Christopher R. Maden, XML Consultant
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