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Old June 15th, 2006, 01:54 AM
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Hi,
I am trying to get the number of preceding cousin of an element but I can't seem to work on it.
I tried using the axes but I guess it could not reference the same ancestor. For example,
<chapter>
   <para>
      some text here
      <footnote>
          some text here
      <footnote>
   </para>
   <para>
       some text here
      <footnote>
          some text here
      <footnote>
      some text here
      <footnote>
          some text here
      <footnote>
   </para>
   <para>
      some text here
      <footnote>
          some text here
      <footnote>
   </para>
</chapter>
<chapter>
   ...
</chapter>
<chapter>
   ...
</chapter>

In this example, the footnote is the element and the ancestor is the chapter.
How can I find the preceding::footnote[ancestor::chapter[descendant::"is the current node"]]?

Thanks,
Carlo


 
Old June 15th, 2006, 02:29 AM
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You could use <xsl:number count="footnote" from="chapter"/>, or you could use count(preceding-sibling::footnote | ../preceding-sibling::*/footnote)

Michael Kay
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Author, XSLT Programmer's Reference and XPath 2.0 Programmer's Reference





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