Re: How do I count number of nodes?

Subject: Re: How do I count number of nodes?
From: Jeni Tennison <jeni@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2000 19:18:05 +0100

>It was actuallly putting the string {count(*)} as the value of colspan.
>I did find something that works though:
>    <xsl:attribute 

If that (IMO monstrosity) works, then you might also have luck with:

  <xsl:attribute name="COLSPAN">
    <xsl:value-of select="count(*)" />

If the attribute value template (i.e. the {count(*)}) didn't work, then at
a guess you're probably using a really old version of MSXML, and you would
be better off if you updated to the new, more compliant version, or
switching to a different XSLT processor.

>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...

Some of it is specific to Microsoft and some of it is stuff from an XSLT
Working Draft.  The xsl:eval element, which you use, for example, isn't
part of XSLT 1.0, and if you intend to use it, you should put it in a
different namespace to indicate the fact.



Dr Jeni Tennison
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