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Hi! I'm new to xsl. Can anyone explain me what does the below templete do. What values does itemIndex1 and intemIndex2 parameter hold.

<xsl:template name="hierarchy">


<xsl:param name="loopControl"/>

<xsl:param name="itemIndex2"/>

<xsl:param name="sortedNodes"/>

<xsl:param name="unsortedNodes"/>

<xsl:variable name="followingSibling">

<xsl:value-of select="$sortedNodes/E1MARMM[$itemIndex2 + 1]"/>


<xsl:variable name="precedingSibling">

<xsl:value-of select="$sortedNodes/E1MARMM[$itemIndex2 - 1]"/>


<!-- detemine whether this element has any siblings -->

<xsl:variable name="onlyChild">


<xsl:when test="string-length($followingSibling)=0 and string-length($precedingSibling)=0">

<xsl:value-of select="true()"/>



<xsl:value-of select="should-return-empty-string"/>





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  • Posted on Aug 02, 2006 at 07:21 AM

    Hi Hemal,

    the template is called with parameter. One of this is named 'itemIndex2'. We dont have 'itemIndex1'. You can refer a variable with a $ ($itemIndex2). '$itemIndex2 + 1' is a adding operation.

    To understand you need to know the rest (other templates) of the stylesheet.



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