Re: How do I count number of nodes?

Subject: Re: How do I count number of nodes?
From: "alex chang" <shortestpath@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2000 12:31:26 EDT
It was actuallly putting the string {count(*)} as the value of colspan.
I did find something that works though:
<xsl:attribute name="COLSPAN"><xsl:eval>selectSingleNode("column-header").childNodes.length</xsl:eval></xsl:attribute>

This is using the XML DOM Reference from the microsoft site:

A quick question about this XML DOM Reference- is the syntax in there specific to Microsoft and IE? Or can this be used with any parser? It doesn't say on they site...


From: Warren Hedley <w.hedley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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CC: alex chang <shortestpath@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: How do I count number of nodes?
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2000 10:38:45 -0400

alex chang wrote:
> How do I cound the total number of children (this will be my x) of the
> column-header element?

Check out the XPath function count(). I seem to remember you're using
IE5 MSXML1, so it may be called something else.

The following should do the trick.

<td valign="center" colspan="{count(*)}"> ... </td>

> Also, should I add the number of upper-left elements
> + the number of mh elements, or should I just take the total number of
> elements under column-header, regardless of who they are?

That depends what you want the output to look like. You
can count the two element types separately.

<td valign="center"
    colspan="{count(upper-left) + count(mh)}"> ... </td>

Warren Hedley

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