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Re: Hopefully simple XPath question

From: "Joris Gillis" <roac@-------.-->
Date: 11/11/2004 6:56:00 PM

> Essentially what I want is a count of the number ofsections preceding the section which is (the uniquesection) ancestor of the current node.

In Xpath, it would be: count(preceding::section)

but, it is more advisable to use the xslt approach, viz. 'xsl:number'
so you should use something like: <xsl:number level="any" count="section"/>
for full details, see

Joris Gillis (
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