[xsl] selecting from sequences

Subject: [xsl] selecting from sequences
From: Ruud Grosmann <r.grosmann@xxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2008 16:28:58 +0100
hi group,

I have question which must have been on this list before, but I can't find the answer.

In my style sheet I make a selection of the elements and pass that to a template. In that template I can reference this sequence as $seq.

Selecting from $seq appears to be not that easy, because I can't use axes. Axes have a document scope whereas I want to do something within the sequence.
If for example $seq contains elements a, b, c, b, e:

how do I select
- everything before the first b
- everything from the first b to the end
- the position of the first b?

As $seq[self::b][1]/preceding-sibling::* is not good because it possibly selects element outside the sequence, but are preceding-siblings in the document.

Thanks in advance,


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