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Subject: RE: [xsl] N input nodes to specific number of ouput nodes
From: "Bordeman, Chris" <Chris.Bordeman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2008 11:56:07 -0500

I'm trying to get the "1 to 10" to work with for-each.

<xsl:for-each select="1 to 10">

Problem is inside the loop how do I access the input nodes?  It keeps
complaining that I can't use whatever element here,  "the context item
is an atomic value."


Chris Bordeman


-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Welch [mailto:andrew.j.welch@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 10:43 AM
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [xsl] N input nodes to specific number of ouput nodes

> I need to loop through some nodes and output exactly 10 output nodes,
> no matter how many input nodes there are.  If too few input nodes the
> ouput will just show "N/A" and if too many input nodes they will just
> be ignored.
>
> I can do the 'too many' with a for-each and a choose based on
> position() but don't get how the 'too few' scenario is handled.

In 2.0 just use "1 to 10", in 1.0 you will have to use a recursive named
template, a brute force approach (its only 10 so it's no big deal), or
iterate over some other nodeset with 10 elements in.


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