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Subject: Re: [xsl] randomly selecting a node from a node set
From: Graydon <graydon@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 6 Jan 2013 14:32:16 -0500

On Sat, Jan 05, 2013 at 07:32:31PM -0500, G. Ken Holman scripsit:
> At 2013-01-05 19:18 -0500, Graydon wrote:
> >What I don't know how to do is randomly select elements from the elements
> >available in the appropriate node set.
> >...
> >I don't want _all_ the possible text element patterns; I just want one.  But I
> >certainly don't always want to get the first one, either.
> >...
> >Anyone got suggestions as to how one picks a random node out of a node
> >sequence?
> 
> Does your processor support this community-defined extension?
> 
>    http://www.exslt.org/random/functions/random-sequence/index.html
>    http://www.exslt.org/random/
> 
> I hope this helps.

Meaning I should have mentioned using Saxon 9.2, and certainly it does;
thanks, Ken!

-- Graydon


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