[xsl] Re: sum() attribute values?

Subject: [xsl] Re: sum() attribute values?
From: Dimitre Novatchev <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2001 21:21:38 -0700 (PDT)
> Does someone know if it is possible to sum attribute values??
> In the xml I would like to style I'm getting a count passed as attribute of
> element <element count="xxx"/>.
> If I try to use the XPATH function <xsl:value-of
> select="sum(element/@count)"/> I'm just getting back a list of my count
> entries.
> Any ideas how to tell 'sum()' or another function to handle my attributes as
> number??

Your problem lies somewhere else, which is not possible to tell without having your
code available.

Below is an example of using the sum function:

xml source:
  <element count="2" />
  <element count="1" />
  <element count="4" />
  <element count="3" />

<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform";>
  <xsl:output method="text" />

  <xsl:template match="/">
    <xsl:value-of select="sum(elements/element/@count)" />


Dimitre Novatchev.

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