RE: [xsl] ways to use position()

Subject: RE: [xsl] ways to use position()
From: Kay Michael <Michael.Kay@xxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2001 10:27:25 -0000
> Can anyone please tell me whether there are other ways touse 
> position() apart from position=1?

You seem to have made a number of misunderstandings.

> I tried the following:
> <xsl:variable name="qNum">
> <script>
> function getQuestionNumber()
> {
> parent.qNo;
> }
> </script>
> </xsl:variable>
The value of this variable is a result tree fragment containing a <script>
element. You seem to be expecting that the script will be executed; it
won't. There's nothing magic about the <script> tag in XSLT that would cause
this to happen. Some XSLT processors, e.g. MSXML3, do allow JavaScript code
to be executed as part of the transformation, but you need special
vendor-defined tags (msxml:script) to achieve this.
> <xsl:template

You can't use variable references within the match pattern of
<xsl:template>. If you used msxml:script, you could call a JavaScript
external function within the pattern, writing for example

But I'm not sure what you expect your piece of script to do: what is
"parent" supposed to mean?

If you explain your problem on this list, rather than your incorrect
solution, someone will probably come up with a much simpler answer.

Mike Kay

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