Re: [xsl] Feedback on grouping solution

Subject: Re: [xsl] Feedback on grouping solution
From: "Rick Quatro rick@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 26 Oct 2019 17:45:11 -0000
Hi Martin,

That's an oversight on my part. Any elements outside of step elements have
to be processed individually. Can I change the for-each-group to just group
adjacent <step> elements? Thank you very much.


-----Original Message-----
From: Martin Honnen martin.honnen@xxxxxx
Sent: Saturday, October 26, 2019 1:39 PM
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [xsl] Feedback on grouping solution

On 26.10.2019 19:03, Rick Quatro rick@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

> I need to process the <step> child elements so that the <figure>
> elements are always on the "right" (even-numbered position) in the
> output. Immediate children of the <procedure> do not factor into the
> odd/even sequence.
> The first child of each group of adjacent <step> elements starts a new
> odd/even series. To ensure that the each <figure> is in an
> even-numbered position, I want to insert a <spacer> element where it is

> Here is my stylesheet. My basic question is: is there a better or more
> efficient way to do this? I really want to master grouping because it
> comes up in a lot of my tasks. Thank you for any input or criticism.
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
> <xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="";
>      xmlns:xs="";
> exclude-result-prefixes="xs" version="2.0">
>      <xsl:output indent="yes"/>
>      <xsl:template match="/procedure">
>          <procedure>
>              <!-- Group the children of the procedure, keeping
> adjacent steps together. -->
>              <xsl:for-each-group select="child::*"
> group-adjacent="local-name(.)">
>                  <xsl:choose>
>                      <xsl:when
> test="current-group()[1][not(self::step)]">
>                          <!-- Single element. -->
>                          <xsl:apply-templates
> select="current-group()[1]"/>

I don't understand this part, what is supposed to happen with two (or
more) adjacent <note/><note/> or other non step elements? Do you want to
drop any but the first of them?

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