Subject: Re: [xsl] Creating unique node attributes in output|
From: "J.Pietschmann" <j3322ptm@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 03 May 2003 18:23:08 +0200
I am trying to write a stylesheet that processes an xml file and assigns a globally unique id tag to the output of each node I process. These tags are not present in the original xml. I thought of just creating a variable and incrementing it and using that but it seems that varaibles are not really so variable in xsl. How is this done?
For your specific problem, look up the generate-id() function: http://www.w3.org/TR/xslt#misc-func
If this doesn't quite fit (unlikely, but possible in some situations), use a combination of hard-coded prefixes, generate-id(), parameters passed through recursively processed templates and perhaps position() and xsl:number