Subject: Re: [xsl] Sorting a TEI <biblStruct> bibliography by <surname>|
From: "Charles Muller acmuller@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 04:03:11 -0000
On Mon, Jul 21, 2014 at 03:24:11AM -0000, Charles Muller acmuller@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx scripsit:Thus, I changed
but this generates the same error message.
What you changed it to isn't necessarily going to change the sequence returned; it would only affect things if the surname elements were siblings. Otherwise you're getting the surname children of different elements, same as before. (The implicit context of position() is relative to the parent element, and  is short for [position() eq 1])
You may want
which takes the whole sequence of descendant surname elements and returns the first one, but I'd be worried I had different values of surname in there, and would want to try comparing them to make sure I wasn't perpetrating and atrocity.
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