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From Jeremy Quinn <jer...@media.demon.co.uk>
Subject Re: JX Template help
Date Thu, 03 Jul 2003 07:40:25 GMT

On Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at 07:23 PM, Christopher Oliver wrote:

Many thanks for your reply.

> This seems to be a limitation of JXPath.

OK

>  I'll try to look into it.

That would be great.

> As a workaround you can set your own loop index variable:
>
>   <t:set var="position" value="#{1}"/>
>   <t:forEach items="#{pageNames}">
>        <a href="#"  
> onmousedown="doAction('#{$PAGEACTION}','#{$position}')">#{.}</a><br/>
>        <t:set var="position" value="#{$position + 1}"/>
>    </t:forEach>

I tried to do something similar to the above yesterday, could not get  
it to work (struggling with the syntax), so output {index,data} from my  
Bean instead, which is a bit of a hack ..... so I'll try your  
workaround.

regards Jeremy

> Jeremy Quinn wrote:
>
>> (I think I sent this just as the mailing lists were being changed  
>> over, my apologies if two copies arrive)
>>
>>
>>
>> Hi All,
>>
>> Anyone got an idea what I am doing wrong here?
>>
>> I have a java.util.ArrayList called "pageNames", populated with  
>> Strings, that I want to output (along with their index) using JX  
>> Template.
>>
>>     <t:forEach items="#{pageNames}">
>>         <a href="#"  
>> onmousedown="doAction('#{$PAGEACTION}','#{position()}')">#{.}</a><br/>>
>
>>     </t:forEach>
>>
>> The output I get looks like this:
>>
>>     <a href="#"  
>> onmousedown="doAction('PAGE_THUS','0')">Abdu'Allah</a><br/>
>>     <a href="#"  
>> onmousedown="doAction('PAGE_THUS','0')">Budgett</a><br/>
>>     <a href="#" onmousedown="doAction('PAGE_THUS','0')">Evans</a><br/>
>>     ......                                                             
>>                ^
>>
>> ie. 'position()' is not working as I would expect it to do, (from my  
>> experience with XSLT).
>>
>> Should I expect it to work the same way?
>> Is there an alternative way of doing this?
>>
>>
>> Thanks for any help
>>
>> regards Jeremy
>>
>>
>
>


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