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I am trying to learn XML.  In specific I would like to learn how to us a XSL to to numbering.  The below is just a made up example of a xml structure.  Following that is the numbering I would want to achieve from the XSL.  I am sorry for being specific but I am slow and want to learn and this would help me greatly.  I doubt I would ever have a number scheme this complicated so if I learn this I will be a happy person.


<sect>
<stitle>Handbook Information</stitle>
      <topic>
      <ttitle>Introduction></ttitle>
      <paragraph>here is some information</paragraph>
            <stopic>
            <stitle>How To Use This Book</stitle>
            <procedure1>
            <p1item>Use Table of Contents</p1item>
                  <procedure2>
                  <p2item>list of figures</p2item>
                  <p2item>list of tables</p2item>
                  </procedure2>
            </procedure1>
                  <para1>
                  <p1title>General Information</p1title>
                  <paragraph>here is some information</paragraph>
                        <para2>
                        <p2title>Specific Information</p2title>
                        <paragraph>here is some information</paragraph>
                        </para2>
                  </para1>
            </stopic>
      </topic>
</sect>


(Numbering to keep track of multiple <sect>)

Section 1 Handbok Information
1.1 Introduction
here is some information
1.1.1 How To Use This Book
1. Use Table of Contents
1a. list of figures
1b. list of tables
1.1.1.1 General Information
here is some information
1.1.1.1.1 Specific Information
here is some information
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by:meming
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How much do you know about XSL? I have done something similar. Need to know if you need all the code. BTW, it's important to provide info about your environment -- which XSL implementation, IE5, Saxon, or XT?
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I do not know alot about XSL.  I was looking at a lot of things and was wondering if <xsl:number count="stitle|ttitile|stitle|p1title|p2title">  I do not know how to work this in and if I can work in procedures.

I am working in IE5 environment.  I would like all the code if you could please.  

Thanks
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by:drom
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rtho7, in ie5 you can do this with xsl script:
look for <xsl:eval>, <xsl:script> elements and depth(), childNumber() methods.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/psdk/xmlsdk/xslr8ko5.htm
sorry, I have no time to elaborate it now. Regards, Dmitry.
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by:BigRat
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I would suggest that you buy yourself a copy of the booklet "XML: A Pocket Reference" by Robert Eckstein, published by O'Reilly, ISBN 1-56592-709-5. Pages 49-55 deal exclusively with *EXACTLY* what you want to do. It is a bit too much to type in here. The book costs *ONLY* $8.95. You can prbably order it from amazon.com if its not in your local bookstore. It is also a useful handy reference, particularly since I can't remember the syntax of things!
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I will buy the book you suggested Big Rat.

I will dive into the web site suggest drom.

However I would like to see a simple example with just two or three levels.  This way other including mself will have something to reference.
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by:BigRat
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Let us assume that <paragraph> elements are always contained in <chapter> elements, the following format :-

    <xsl:number count="chapter|paragraph" format="1.1">

gives :-

1.1
1.2
1.3
2.1
2.2
2.3
and so on.
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(You of course put the <xsl:number> in the <xsl:for-each> loop) (and of course you can have lots of really cool formats and the count can consist of many elements concatenated with |).
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Thanks for the help everyone.
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