RE: [xsl] counting the number of nodes

Subject: RE: [xsl] counting the number of nodes
From: Kay Michael <Michael.Kay@xxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2001 11:51:13 -0000
> I'm trying to simply print out hte number of nodes with the following
> expression:
> <xsl:value-of select="count(select='page/content/paragraph')" />
> Can someone point out what I'm doing wrong or suggest a better
> approach?
You're trying to guess the syntax of the language, a better approach is to
read the specs.

(a) The count() function expects a node-set, the result of "=" is always a
(b) function arguments don't have keywords, they are positional
(c) XPath expressions are never written in quotes.

Mike Kay

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