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Re: [xml-dev] Use xsd to specify multiple instances of existing element

> A call to position() is allowed, but always returns 1. This is because
> position() returns the value of context position in the dynamic context,
> which is defined in XSD 1.1 section to take the value 1.
> I'm afraid it's a common misunderstanding that position() is somehow related
> to the number of preceding siblings that a node has.



instead then...?

The common misunderstanding likely comes from the default processing
inbuilt into XSLT, where position() will return a child's position
amongst its siblings.

It could maybe be split into 3 functions:

position() - the position of the node amongst the selected nodes to
process, as it is now

sibling-position() - the position of the node amongst its siblings

document-position() - the position of the node within the document

That would prevent any confusion...

Andrew Welch
Kernow: http://kernowforsaxon.sf.net/

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