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Re: XSLT function "path()" required

From: Oliver Becker <obecker@informatik.hu-berlin.de>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2003 10:48:50 +0200 (MEST)
Message-Id: <200309260848.h8Q8moU5003224@mail.informatik.hu-berlin.de>
To: public-qt-comments@w3.org, jean.huberson@free.fr
Cc: christian.huberson@imag.fr

> I have been working with XSLT files quite a lot and I think that a function
> that could give the absolute path of the current node would be very useful
> in cases where you have no idea about the structure of the XML file you are
> processing.
> The result returned by the "path()" function would look something like this:
> "/book/chapter[2]/paragraph[5]/title"

Perhaps you want

string-join(for $n in ancestor-or-self::* return ('/', name($n), '[', 
string(count($n/preceding-sibling::*[name()=name($n)])+1), ']'), '')

(this is an extension of the [fixed] string-joing example in the 
Functions and Operators specification)

Note also the fn:node-kind function in case you want to know the type
of the current node.

(Not a member of the WG, so actually I shouldn't have responded ... ;-)

|  ob|do        Dipl.Inf. Oliver Becker                             |
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