RE: [xsl] Value at position()

Subject: RE: [xsl] Value at position()
From: "SHEIKH Sajjad" <Sajjad.SHEIKH@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2004 13:36:01 +0100
It works definitely means that It meets my needs..i get the values
properly..last()-2 is not the position() where I should look was
just an example..value could be at any position.

I fetch values from all the location to different variables and then I
test those variables to display


-----Original Message-----
From: David Carlisle [mailto:davidc@xxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: 04 February 2004 13:13
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [xsl] Value at position()

> Now testing location1, if it has value A, B or C
> Its probably not the perfect way but it works fine!

by "fine" I assume you mean that it doesn't generate an error but it is
not doing anything like this stated requirement.

look again at what you wrote:


position() is a number (eg 1)
last() is a number eg 5
position = last()-2
is a boolean
which is false() in this case as 1 = 5 - 2 is false
so then you are comparing the string 'A' with the boolean value false()
this will cause the system to convert the string to a boolean, all
non-empty strings convert to trrue() so then you are comparing boolean(1
= 5 - 2) = boolean('A') which is
which is false() so the test is false on all items except the 2nd from
last. The content of the element is not even looked at in this


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