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Subject: RE: [xsl] Determine last element before applu-templates
From: "Michael Kay" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 16:41:57 -0000

> Should I use a sort in 'apply-templates' to be sure that the last 
> element is THE last element?

last() (in XPath 1.0 terminology) returns the number of nodes in the context
node set. This is the same regardless how the node-set is sorted. More
importantly, position() selects of position of the context node in "order of
processing": so whether the nodes are sorted or not, position()=last() is
true only for the input node corresponding to the last node in the output.

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

> I've an attribute in 'document' called 'bloknummer'. The problem with 
> sort is that I get a alpha numeric sort; 1,10,11,2,34
> 
> Gerritjan Koekkoek
> Op 23-jan-05 om 11:50 heeft Joris Gillis het volgende geschreven:
> 
> > Tempore 11:41:08, die 01/23/2005 AD, hinc in 
> > xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx scripsit gerritjan 
> > <gerritjankoekkoek@xxxxxxx>:
> >
> >>     <xsl:if test="position()=$last_element">
> >>       <xsl:text>Something specific for last element</xsl:text>
> >>     </xsl:if>
> > Hi,
> >
> > Maybe you can use:
> > <xsl:if test="position()=last()">
> > 	<xsl:text>Something specific for last element</xsl:text>
> > </xsl:if>
> >
> > regards,
> > -- 
> > Joris Gillis 
> (http://www.ticalc.org/cgi-bin/acct-view.cgi?userid=38041)
> > Deserta faciunt et innovationem appelant


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