Re: [xsl] Handling position in non-atomic sequences

Subject: Re: [xsl] Handling position in non-atomic sequences
From: "Imsieke, Gerrit, le-tex gerrit.imsieke@xxxxxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 2 May 2020 11:31:14 -0000
You can keep the variable as a sequence of elements and declare a function like this:

  <xsl:function name="my:index-of" as="xs:integer*">
    <xsl:param name="seq" as="node()*"/>
    <xsl:param name="nodes-in-question" as="node()*"/>
    <xsl:sequence select="index-of(
                            for $s in $seq
                              return generate-id($s),
                            for $n in $nodes-in-question
                              return generate-id($n)

If youbre using XSLT 3 you can use $seq ! generate-id() etc. for brevity.

Then my:index-of($headings, .) will give you the position of the context node within the sequence of headings.


On 02.05.2020 12:52, Michael MC<ller-Hillebrand mmh@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
Hi folks,

if a sequence stored in a variable consists of elements, we can not use the nice function index-of().

Also, if the variable is typed as="element()*" I cannot use the axes preceding-sibling or following-sibling. I can solve that by not typing the variable or use as="document-node()" after adding <xsl:document> to the variable's sequence constructor.

My current solution finding the position of the first <h1> in a sequence would be something like:

count($seq/h1[1]/preceding-sibling::*) + 1

with $seq being a sequence typed as document-node().

Are there better methods to get the position of a certain element in the sequence?

In my scenario I collect a certain set of elements using xsl:copy-of and want to process them in the context of that sequence (regarding position) and not in the context of their original document location.

Thanks a lot for any pointers,

- Michael

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