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I have an XML file that contains a root element and a many "card" elements. For simplicity, we can assume that a card contains a single line of text. I need help with creating an XSLT stylesheet that will sandwich the cards (to be called "cells" when transformed) in groups of 3 within a "row" element, and groups of 3 row elements within a table element. So I want to achieve something like:
<tables>
  <table>
    <row>
       <cell>Sentence 1.</cell>
       <cell>Sentence 2.</cell>
       <cell>Sentence 3.</cell>
    </row>
    <row>
        ...
    </row>
    <row>
        ...
        <cell>Sentence 9.</cell>
    </row>
  </table>
  <table>
        <cell>Sentence 10.</cell>
    ...
  </table>
  ...
</tables>

Suggestions? Thanks for your help.



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for-each card[position() mod 9 = 1]
  <table>
    for-each (.|following-sibling[position()<9])[position() mod 3 = 1]
      <tr>
        for-each (.|following-sibling[position()<3])
          <td>
             value-of .


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