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Subject: Re: [xsl] Using position()
From: Graham Seaman <graham@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2001 19:07:17 +0000 (GMT)

On Wed, 7 Nov 2001, Steve Kuntz wrote:

> While looping through an xsl:for-each select, I can do this: <xsl:if
> test="./@t_orno = '100000006'"> to compare an the value of the t_orno
> attribute to a static string, and I can do this: <xsl:if test="./@t_orno =
> //row[1]/@t_orno"> to compare it to the value of the attribute in row
> 1...but what I really want to do is to compare the attribute value to the
> attribute value immediately preceding it. I thought this would work: <xsl:if
> test="./@t_orno = //row[position()-1]/@t_orno"> but it doesn't.
>  
> --Steve
> 
I had exactly the same problem yesterday  - save your position() value
as a variable, and refer to this variable in your test, and it works
(well it did in my case..., still trying to understand why...)

Good luck
Graham.



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