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Thanks, great utility! May I suggest an addition? :-)

If you put the actual rendering of the letter and link in a separate template like so

<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"

<xsl:template name="alphabet">   
    <!-- en -->
    <xsl:param name="s" select="'ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ'"/>
    <xsl:variable name="a">
        <xsl:value-of select="substring($s,1,1)"/>
    <xsl:variable name="s0">
        <xsl:value-of select="substring-after($s,$a)"/>

    <xsl:if test="$s != ''">
        <xsl:call-template name="alphabet-item">
            <xsl:with-param name="a" select="$a"/>
        <xsl:call-template name="alphabet">
            <xsl:with-param name="s" select="$s0"/>

<xsl:template name="alphabet-item">
    <!-- copy this template to your page XSL, then modify it to change the default display behaviour -->
    <xsl:param name="a" select="''" />
    <a href="#{$a}"><xsl:value-of select="$a"/></a>


The developer could easily override the default display according to his needs without having to modify your utility but instead copying the template to his/her page or master.xsl template.

Alphabet updated to version 1.0.1 on 9th of November 2011

Thanks phoque! I updated the utility on your recommendations.

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