RE: [xsl] FW: Dealing with mixed content

Subject: RE: [xsl] FW: Dealing with mixed content
From: "Paul Clarke" <pclarke@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2005 14:33:45 -0000
My question was more to do with the pattern Joris used, i.e. generate-id((..
| preceding-sibling::hr)[last()]).

I understand the generate-id() function but was not entirely sure what the
pattern itself was doing.


-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Kay [mailto:mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: 16 February 2005 13:24
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: [xsl] FW: Dealing with mixed content

> Being new to XSLT I'm a little unsure of exactly what the pattern in 
> the 'use' attribute value in the xsl:key element is doing.

If you want to index all employees by their works number, you do

<xsl:key name="k" match="employee" use="works-number"/>

and then to find an employee with works number 517541 you do

key('k', '517541')

The use attribute can be any XPath expression, so if you want to index
employees on the number of events they have in their promotion history, you
can do

<xsl:key name="k" match="employee" use="count(promotion-history/event)"/>

and then

key('k', 3)

will find all employees with three such events.

Michael Kay

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