Re: [xsl] unknown number of columns...

Subject: Re: [xsl] unknown number of columns...
From: Herwig Posedu <herwig.posedu@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2004 15:18:47 +0100
David Carlisle wrote:

can i say, that if a specific number of columns are open (or if the end of the sitewidth is arrived...), make a "break" , make a new site, and show the rest of the columns on the next site?

That's not the xsl way of thinking about it (adding a break part way
through a loop)

Of course splitting a table vertiacally gets interesting if the source
may have spanning cels but assuming that isn't the case (and assuming
you want $n columns per table) you just want to select your inventorlist
elements in groups of $n.

For the first of each group: start a table, start a row, and process the
rest of the group.

<xsl:for-each select="inventorlist[position() mod $n = 1">
<xsl:for-each select=".|following-sibling::inventorlist[position()&lt;$n">

so if you have 21 columns and n is 10 you'll end up with two tables with 10 columns and one with 1, which is, I think your request?

Note you never need to break out of the loop, you just ensure before
starting the loop that you have the correct number of nodes.


this looks perfect - thx so much - i'll try it yet...

Herwig Posedu

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