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Subject: RE: [xsl] Outputing a node whose value appears only once
From: "Michael Kay" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2005 05:08:30 +0100

The "|" operator forms the union of two node-sets. I suspect you meant to
write "or", which combines two booleans. If the two operands are node-sets,
and if the context expects a boolean, then "|" and "or" are interchangeable.
In any other situation, they are quite different.

Michael Kay
http://www.saxonica.com/ 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mukul Gandhi [mailto:mukul_gandhi@xxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: 19 July 2005 05:00
> To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [xsl] Outputing a node whose value appears only once
> 
> I am trying to eliminate duplicates with the following
> logic..
> 
> <?xml version="1.0"?> 
> <xsl:stylesheet
> xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform"
> version="1.0">
>  
>  <xsl:output method="xml" indent="yes" /> 
> 
>  <xsl:template match="/root">
>    <xsl:for-each select="(a/* | c/*)[not((. =
> preceding-sibling::a) | (. = preceding-sibling::c) |
> (. = following-sibling::a) | (. =
> following-sibling::a))]">
>      <xsl:value-of select="." />
>    </xsl:for-each>
>  </xsl:template>
>  
> </xsl:stylesheet>
> 
> Saxon 8.4 is giving error -
> Error on line 7 of
> file:/C:/xml/xsleg/xslt/example1.xsl:
>   XPTY0004: Required item type of first operand of '|'
> is node(); supplied value
>  has item
>   type xs:boolean
> 
> Whereas Xalan-J 2.6.0 gives following error -
> Error at xsl:for-each on line 7 of
> file:///C:/xml/xsleg/xslt/example1.xsl:
>   The value is not a node-set
> 
> Can anyone tell where is the problem? And how I can
> solve it?
> 
> Regards,
> Mukul
> 
> --- Jonathan Marenus <jonathanmarenus@xxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
> 
> > 
> > What I would like to do now is output a value that
> > appears only once throughout the XML file. For
> > example, if I have:
> > 
> > <a>
> >    <b>value1</b>
> >    <bb>value2</bb>
> >    <bbb>value3</bbb>
> > </a>
> > <c>
> >    <b>value1</b>
> >    <bb>value2</bb>
> >    <bbb>value4</bbb>
> > </c>
> > 
> > From the point of view of 'a', I would want to
> > output
> > "value3" because 'a' contains it but 'c' does not. 
> > This is assuming that the above is the entire file. 
> > I
> > also need to output a sibling of the node which does
> > not appear more than once (like the value of a/b or
> > a/bbb).  It is also assumed that multiple instances
> > of
> > the same value will have different parents.  This is
> > shown in the example above.
> > 
> > Thanks for the help.
> > 
> > Jonathan
> > 
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