Re: [xsl] Sorting Upper-Case first. Microsoft bug?

Subject: Re: [xsl] Sorting Upper-Case first. Microsoft bug?
From: Stan Devitt <jsdevitt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 08 Aug 2003 09:23:06 -0400
David is definitely not alone ( Perhaps it is a minority of 2 :) )

Attempt at Summary:

The term "lexiciographic" has for a very long time had a specific technical meaning in CS and Math circles and hence in any document describing sorting algorithms in a programming language.

There is general agreement that: 1) the current implementations DO NOT comply with that specific technical meaning, but that 2 ) they DO implement something based on UTR10 and which is pretty close to what many people in this group really want when sorting text .

The text of the XSLT 1.0 spec on this topic should change to make it very clear that the notion of lexicographic is note pure and (can be) overridden by the kinds of cultural considerations described in UTR 10 (or just avoid the use of lexicographic all together).

Stan Devitt

John Marshall wrote:

I suspect you are in a minority of one and the unanimity of the XSLT processors suggests that the interpretation they have adopted is the correct one.

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