RE: [xsl] context-independent counter

Subject: RE: [xsl] context-independent counter
From: Ben Robb <b.robb@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2001 17:14:35 -0000

It works, yes, but I'm not sure that this is the way you should be doing it.
I only use this when I need to do a for loop which bears no resemblance at
all to the input XML... for example, drawing a grid of set size no matter
what the input is.

Your input has 12 list items - if you need a generic way of doing this, then
position() should be enough.

Try something like:

<xsl:template match="/">
	<xsl:for-each select="/list/li">
		<rect x="{position() * 10}" y="10" width="6" height="4"/>

which should do the same thing, but be completely dependant on the number of
<li> elements in the input (and is a lot quicker to type *grin*).

Hope this helps,


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