Re: [xsl] position

Subject: Re: [xsl] position
From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2004 08:46:57 -0500
At 2004-02-14 14:02 +0100, m.vanrootseler@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
I'm having trouble using position() in the following situation.
                        <xsl:for-each select="//note">
                                <xsl:value-of select="position()"/>

In the above you are setting the current node list to all of the notes, and then using that for your count ... which works because of how you set the current node list.

<xsl:template match="line">

Above you are setting the current node list to the children of line, not to anything related to note.

<xsl:template match="w">
        <xsl:text> </xsl:text>
        <xsl:if test="note">
<!-- --------------------------------------------------------^ position
should go here -->

Not "position" but the count of notes goes there ... remember that position() is *always* based on the current node list, and based on your template rules your current node list is not comprised solely of <note> elements.

Instead of the asterisk in the <span>, I'd like to put the value of the
position of the <note> there,

The facility to count items in the source node tree is <xsl:number>:

<xsl:number count="note" level="any"/>

just like I did in the root template
(where it works as it should),

"it works" because of how you prepared your current node list. It is also working in your other match, but you haven't prepared the current node list accordingly, so you cannot use position() because it is based solely on the current node list.

I hope this helps.

............................ Ken

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