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Re: [xsl] Select All Except First and Last

Subject: Re: [xsl] Select All Except First and Last
From: Dimitre Novatchev <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2013 15:17:25 -0800


Glad we agree on this. In XSLT 2.0 one can have exactly the same kind
of question with the only minor difference that it is about a sequence
of items.

Therefore, the fact that people are proposing more general solutions,
doesn't mean they have forgotten about the XPath 2.0 "except"


On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 3:02 PM, Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Dimitre,
> On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 5:07 PM, Dimitre Novatchev <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> extent except (extent[1],extent[last()])
>>> I know, not so funny. Or memorable, since apparently no one ever
>>> remembers 'except'. :-)
>> Except that this is only defined for sequences of nodes, while the
>> other answers would also operate on arbitrary sequences.
> True. IIRC the OP stipulated the problem using EAD 'extent' elements,
> not in the general case. :-)
>> Another potential issue: doesn't "except" cause deduplication?
> It will, and it will also sort nodes into document order; again here
> that's not a problem.
> Cheers, Wendell
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