Subject: Re: [xsl] generating numbers for anchor tabindex|
From: Simeon Walker <simeon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 06 Oct 2002 16:33:23 +0100
thanks very much for that, I didn't realize what can be done with xsl:number. My count attribute will be quite long since there are so many things that end up getting transformed into anchors, but it's not a problem.
I am trying to think of a way to automatically generate numbers for the tabindex property of html anchors. Since the xml that ends up getting transformed into the anchor could be at any level within the document I can't use a simple position().
Try using xsl:number with level="any":
<xsl:number level="any" />
That will get you a number for the <a> element amongst *all* the other <a> elements in the document. If you want to narrow that down, you can use the 'count' attribute, to for example only count those <a> elements that have an 'id' attribute:
<xsl:number level="any" count="a[@id]" />
These are essentially the same as:
<xsl:value-of select="count(preceding::a) + 1" />
<xsl:value-of select="count(preceding::a[@id]) + 1" />
--- Jeni Tennison http://www.jenitennison.com/
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