Re: [xsl] Building a html menu using in page links

Subject: Re: [xsl] Building a html menu using in page links
From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2003 13:34:55 -0400
At 12:35 PM 9/10/2003, Simon wrote:
Why not use the title as the section name as well? So,

<a name="foo">foo</a>
<a name="bar">bar</a>

Not so great if there's any chance at all two sections will have the same title. You'd think this would be rare, but then there's "Introduction", "Conclusion" and the like (particularly if you happen to be aggregating stuff).

otherwise, check out xsl:number ... read the FAQ section on numbering for lots of info on how to do this.

xsl:number is useful for creating unique identifiers, but for this particular purpose the generate-id() function is very simple (it can be called in an XPath expression) and works really well (as I think Mike said).

If you want a "meaningful" ID (not always as good an idea as it sounds), you can construct one (maybe using xsl:number) in a variable declaration and use that.


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