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Old September 19th, 2003, 05:47 AM
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Default xsl:number


I want to insert an attribute 'id' into all the instances of
the same element type within a document. I've been trying to
set the value using the <xsl:number> element. How can one specify
an offset so that the sequence runs (offset + 1), (offset + 2)...
instead of 1,2,3,4,5.... I've been using the count="" attribute
to specify which elements to include in the sequence.


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Can't you do that using the value attribute? e.g. <xsl:number value="3000+position()"/> where 3000 is the offset.
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Hmm I don't think so. The position() return the position of the
node in relation to its siblings.

For my problem, the elements are not all under the same parent,
therefore that method could prouce instances with the same
attribute values.

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It sounds like the value attribute will still work, but may need to be something different than just "position()" as you've indicated. For example, it could contain your "count" function... Maybe give us an example?


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