XSL patterns give me a node--how can I find it's position?

Anand Raman anandram at wipsys.soft.net
Sat Nov 13 04:26:34 GMT 1999

Hi ben
Can u tell me how you use the XQL pattern books/book[@bnum = 13241] to
search ur xml files for elements , from a lay man point of view.
I know a little of XQL , XML and the syntax for forming notations .
However i could never figure out how to implement them in IE5.
Thanx a lot for ur time
Anand Raman

Ben Berck wrote:

> I am using the (IE5) XML DOM to search for a particular node.
> I use a pattern like this:
> books/book[@bnum = 13241]
> It correctly finds a match.  Now my question is, how do I determine
> the position of the found book in "books"?  bnum is not in sequential,
> nor is it in order.  I need to know which book it is within the
> books.childNodes NodeList.
> Do I have to step through every element of books.childNodes and match
> it myself?
> Thanks in advance,
> Ben Berck
> ESPS, Inc.
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