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: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 11:28:43 -0400

At 07:35 AM 9/28/2007, you wrote:
BTW, I have tried to fit in Wendell's line (correcting some minor typos)

(Persnickety parentheses ))

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

But it seems that this does not count correctly because chunks that were started earlier need not correspond to preceding siblings only.

In this case, you need to alter the preceding-sibling axis to something smarter.

A key or another custom function might be your best bet, if not the preceding:: axis. (But beware of performance hindrances with preceding::, as it's expensive and you're already incurring potential expense in processors without optimization by calling my:chunk-started-by() repeatedly.)


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