Re: [xsl] position() misunderstanding

Subject: Re: [xsl] position() misunderstanding
From: "I-Lin Kuo" <ikuoikuo@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 19:39:39 +0000
Thanks for the FAQ link. I appreciate the help as I'm just getting started with XSL.

I-Lin Kuo, Ann Arbor, MI
Macromedia Certified ColdFusion 5.0 Advanced Developer
Sun Certified Java 2 Programmer
Ann Arbor Java Users Group (

----Original Message Follows----
From: David N Bertoni/Cambridge/IBM <david_n_bertoni@xxxxxxxxxx

> I must be misunderstanding what a simple function like position() does.
> someone explain to me why the following returns all even numbers in the
> result? I would expect it to be {1][2][3] instead of [2][4][6]

It's returning even numbers because you're forgetting about the whitespace
text nodes that are siblings of the book elements.  See the FAQ:


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