RE: counter

Subject: RE: counter
From: dave.challis@xxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2000 16:53:52 +0200
Would there also be a way of counting the total number that a group of 50
items occurred?
I'm trying to split a huge table of items into several pages.  I'd like to
have a page header, the 50 items, then a page footer consisting of the
current page and total number of pages, followed by the next page of items,
with it's own header and footer.

Would the XML document have to be parsed twice to obtain the total number of

Dave Challis

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Kay Michael [SMTP:Michael.Kay@xxxxxxx]
> Sent:	Tuesday, June 20, 2000 3:37 PM
> To:	'xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx'
> Subject:	RE: counter
> >Is there some way of using a counter in XSL?  I have a list of items, and
> >I'd like some extra text to be printed after every 50th item.
> >The only things which I've found which look to do this are xsl:counter
> and
> >xsl:counter-reset, but these always seem to be unrecognised by whatever
> >XML/XSL parser I use.
> You're reading a very old version of the spec. XSLT 1.0 has no updateable
> variables of any kind.
> You have a grouping problem: see the FAQ under sorting and grouping. The
> way
> to print something every fifty <item> elements is:
> <xsl:template match="item[position() mod 50 = 1]">
> <fifty-items>
> Here's the next 50:
> <xsl:for-each select=". | following-sibling::item[position() &lt; 50]">
>   <item><xsl:value-of select="."/></item>
> </xsl:for-each>
> </fifty-items>
> </xsl:template>
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