RE: [xsl] Using count() with a param?

Subject: RE: [xsl] Using count() with a param?
From: Dean Saxe <Dean.Saxe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 11:00:18 -0400

Ahh that's what I was looking for... Time to figure out how to evaluate
strings as an Xpath in Xalan then...


Dean H. Saxe
Senior Software Engineer
Magnet Communications

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Carlisle [mailto:davidc@xxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 29, 2002 10:48 AM
> To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [xsl] Using count() with a param?
> me> count(//*[name()=$nodeName])
> > In other
> > words, I don't care how many Record nodes I find, I want to 
> know how many
> > /Report/Body/Table/Record nodes I find in the document 
> where Report is the
> > root node.
> well count that instead then:
> count(/Report/Body/Table/Record)
> or using your variable
> count(/Report/Body/Table/*[name()=$nodeName])
> If you mean that your nodeName variable isn't a name at all but an
> entire Xpath then you can't do it easily in XPath, but many 
> systems have
> an evaluate extension function or equivalent (certainly msxml, xalan,
> saxon can do that)
> David
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