RE: [xsl] Split into numbered files: without side-effect? (XSLT 2)

Subject: RE: [xsl] Split into numbered files: without side-effect? (XSLT 2)
From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 14:55:32 -0400
At 02:48 PM 9/26/2007, you wrote:
I may have missed something, but I can't see why the following doesn't work:

<xsl:variable name="root" select="/"/>
<xsl:for-each select="doc('startingElements.xml')/element">
  <xsl:variable name="path" select="string(.)"/>
  <xsl:for-each select="$root/saxon:evaluate($path)">
    <xsl:result-document href="chunk{position()}.xml">
      <xsl:copy-of select="."/>

with a bit of elaboration to put leading zeros in the filename, etc.

I looked at this, and the trick is that Yves would appear not to want file numbers to count elements that don't actually get files resulting from them.

This leads one to

<xsl:variable name="new-chunk-number"
  select="count(preceding-sibling::*[exists(my:chunk-started-by(.)] + 1"/>

which should work, but which cries out for optimization using saxon-specific extensions. :->


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