RE: [xsl] Another (positional?) grouping problem

Subject: RE: [xsl] Another (positional?) grouping problem
From: "Michael Kay" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2006 10:03:09 +0100
> Actually, I have to exclude an unknown number of elements 
> before the first DATE, so I amended your suggestion to 
> <xsl:for-each-group
> select="* except /DOC/DATE[1]/preceding-sibling::*" 
> group-starting-with="DATE"> and it works fine (thanks to Saxon).

The other way to achieve that would be to leave out the "except xxx", in
which case the initial nodes would go in a group of their own, and you could
eliminate that group with a test such as

<xsl:if test="current-group()[1][self::DATE]">

Michael Kay

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