[xquery-talk] Finding context position when "order by" is in a FLWOR?

David Carlisle davidc at nag.co.uk
Fri Sep 8 23:54:21 PDT 2006

> position() doesn't seem to help. The best approach I come up with
> is to wrap the above FLWOR in another one:

well there's 

  (let $list := ( 'cat', 'dog', 'apple')
           for $word at $pos in $list
           order by $word
           return <word>{$word}</word>)/
           <word  n="{position()}">{text()}</word>

which does use postion() but I don't think it's any clearer really.


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