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Subject: RE: [xsl] Determine last element before applu-templates
From: "Michael Kay" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 16:38:36 -0000

You can use count(onderwerpen), but in this case it's better just to use
last(), as has been suggested.

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

> -----Original Message-----
> From: gerritjan [mailto:gerritjankoekkoek@xxxxxxx] 
> Sent: 23 January 2005 10:41
> To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [xsl] Determine last element before applu-templates
> 
> Hello,
> 
> Is there a 'best practise' for determine how many elements are in a 
> document.
> My schema looks like this:
> 	<xsd:element name = "onderwerpen">
> 		<xsd:complexType>
> 			<xsd:sequence>
> 				<xsd:element ref = "onderwerp"/>
> 			</xsd:sequence>
> 		</xsd:complexType>
> 	</xsd:element>
> 1 to many 'onderwerp' within 'onderwerpen'
> 
> My xslt looks like this:
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
> <xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" 
> version="1.0">
>   <xsl:template match="onderwerpen">
>     <xsl:apply-templates select="onderwerp">
>       <xsl:with-param name="last_element">3</xsl:with-param>
>     </xsl:apply-templates>
>   </xsl:template>
> 
>   <xsl:template match="onderwerp">
>     <xsl:param name="last_element"/>
>     <xsl:if test="position()=$last_element">
>       <xsl:text>Something specific for last element</xsl:text>
>     </xsl:if>
>   </xsl:template>
> </xsl:stylesheet>
> 
> The hard-code '3' should be determined before; based on the number of 
> elements 'onderwerp'
> Any suggestions how this is best handled?
> 
> Gerritjan Koekkoek


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