We are chugging along with the next version of Office and are super busy around here trying to get the right features into the next version of the Data View and SharePoint customization story. That said, I was looking through some older posts and saw this one:
from Rob. This is a really cool feature for showing the count of items in your view. However, this count is not accurate once you start using Ad Hoc filtering. This post is about extending the above example by making a minor edit to the XSLT in code view.
I am hoping this will be much easier in the next release.
*technical details: our design is to put the view footer outside the body template that displays your data. Because of this, the scope of the $Rows parameter is outside the current Repeating Data Region. What we have to do is move the scope inside the current RDR. In doing so, we need to delete the <table> code so it will be valid HTML.