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Subject: RE: [xsl] XSLT 1.0 n-queens and questions
From: Scott Trenda <Scott.Trenda@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2012 09:30:07 -0500

Nice work. I don't have any node-set() suggestions, just a comment about the chessboard representation. You don't need to use images at all here. Unicode actually contains all the characters for chess pieces, at codepoints 2654-265F (9812-9823). White queen is 2655 (9813) and black queen is 265B (9819). Could simplify your code a little.

~ Scott

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From: Hermann Stamm-Wilbrandt [mailto:STAMMW@xxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Friday, April 20, 2012 5:26 AM
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Subject: [xsl] XSLT 1.0 n-queens and questions


I posted a XSLT 1.0 implementation for n-queens running in all big5 browsers

It produces all solutions for 4<=n<=9, nicely grouped.

I have two questions on the solution:

Grouping is done by two solutions considered equivalent if one can be transformed into the other by rotations and/or mirroring.

I did not find a way to make this "equivalence" available in xsl:key for using Muenchian grouping -- can anybody think of how Muenchian grouping be used instead the "handmade" duplicate elimination in n-queens.xsl.xml?

I made much use of exslt:node-set() function although the templates itself use xsl:call-template and xsl:apply-templates.

Is a more "functional" solution without so many exslt:node-set() calls possible in XSLT 1.0?

Mit besten Gruessen / Best wishes,

Hermann Stamm-Wilbrandt
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