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Subject: Re: [xsl] randomly selecting a node from a node set
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 06 Jan 2013 00:32:11 +0000

On 06/01/2013 00:18, Graydon wrote:
Anyone got suggestions as to how one picks a random node out of a
node sequence?

exslt has a random function or depending on how random and/or repeatable you need the result you can in xslt 2 use the time of day to give you some number of seconds.

I assume you are using xslt 2 as your code snippet uses eq although
originally I'd assumed you needed an xslt 1 answer as xpath2 doesn't
have node sets (that was the datatatype in xpath 1)

David

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