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Re: [xsl] how to find out the first occurence of a node with a certain string value.

From: "Joerg Heinicke" <joerg.heinicke@------>
Date: 3/26/2002 3:24:00 PM
> > I'm trying to find out if a node with certain string value is occuring
> > first time.

>From this I suggest the following:

<xsl:if test="count(preceding-sibling::letter[text() = current()/text()]) =
for first occurence, otherwise change the number at the end.



> > I'm trying to find out if a node with certain string value is occuring
> > first time. This is the XML snippet:
> > .....
> > <letter>A</letter>
> > <letter>D</letter>
> > <letter>C</letter>
> > <letter>D</letter>
> > ......
> >
> > I want to test if;
> >    <xsl:if test="starts-with($mod-init,'D')[1]"> or  <xsl:if
> > test="starts-with($mod-init,'D')[2]"> and so forth, but this code does
> > not work. What should I do?
> >
> It's not easy to guess your requirements from looking at incorrect code
> (Jeni Tennison is brilliant at it, but most of us fail miserably). But
> perhaps what you are looking for is:
> <xsl:if test="starts-with($mod-init[1],'D')">
> You can only apply a predicate such as [1] to a node-set, and the result
> starts-with is not a node-set, it is a boolean.
> Michael Kay

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