RE: [xsl] count(preceding-sibling ) not working

Subject: RE: [xsl] count(preceding-sibling ) not working
From: "Scott Trenda" <Scott.Trenda@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2007 09:32:20 -0600

The <xsl:number/> construct is what you want here, but you need to
remember that <xsl:number/> in itself is essentially:

	<xsl:value-of select="count(preceding-sibling::*)"/>

With that in mind, remove @value (that's only really used if you're
formatting a static number with @format), and use:

	<xsl:number count="*"/>

That'll give you count(preceding-sibling::*). If you actually need to
traverse the preceding:: axis (not just the siblings of the context
node), use level="any". I think you'll find the native behavior of
<xsl:number/> to be exactly what you need here. Cheers!

~ Scott

-----Original Message-----
From: Adam Lipscombe [mailto:adam.lipscombe@xxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2007 6:02 AM
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [xsl] count(preceding-sibling ) not working


I suspect this is a novice question, so please accept my apologies in

I have a for-each loop like this:


   <xsl:number value="count(preceding-sibling::*)"/>

<!-- More code here -->


The for-each selects a number of nodes, typically 5 - 7, but the value
oout in <PSIBS> is usually 0.

I know could use "position()", but after I solve this problem I need to
apply a filter to the PSIBS

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks - Adam

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