RE: [xsl] context-independent counter

Subject: RE: [xsl] context-independent counter
From: Tobias Reif <tobiasreif@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2001 07:30:40 -0800 (PST)

> looking at your code I think
> you want a series of rectangles, the first with
> x=10, the second with x=20,
> etc.


[...] In that case: you don't need a counter. The
> XSLT processor already
> counts the nodes in a node set.

I know. But what if the elements that I process are
scattered all over the doc? Or if I need to start with
an element that is the fourth? Then I need a
context-independent-counter, that doesn't care about
the position, the level, or any other aspect of the
current node's context.


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