RE: [xsl] xsl:number counting "cousins"

Subject: RE: [xsl] xsl:number counting "cousins"
From: "Michael Kay" <michael.h.kay@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2002 15:39:15 +0100
> > But I think your problem is finding an algorithm, not in writing an 
> > XSLT implementation of the algorithm.
> I'm not sure if I understand you correctly. Do you mean to 
> find a generic algorithm for how to implement spans and copy 
> it in XSLT? Or do you mean having the work done as an 
> extension function outside XSLT? What would be the input and 
> output of this function?
I meant that once you have described an algorithm for calculating the
results you want, implementing the algorithm in XSLT shouldn't be
difficult. Which is another way of saying that it's not really an XSLT
problem. Which is unhelpful, for which I apologize.

Michael Kay
Software AG
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