RE: sorting and parameters

Subject: RE: sorting and parameters
From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 14:56:40 +0000

It's no good to do what you just taught us (in a different context) it was
better not to do?

<xsl:sort select="*[local-name() = $key]" order=...

which is such a kluge I'm ashamed to suggest it -- but if Perry tests it
and it works who'm I to say he can't?


At 04:51 PM 1/17/00 -0000, you wrote:
>>How do I pass a sort key to a stylesheet?
>> Here's my stylesheet --
>>                 <xsl:apply-templates select="item">
>>                         <xsl:sort select="{$key}" 
>> Using Saxon, I get the error "Invalid character ({) in 
>> expression {$key}".
>> I think the syntax is right because I have no problem with 
>> the sortorder parameter.
>There's no direct way of achieving what you want in XSLT. The only ways to
>do it are (a) to generate a stylesheet on the fly and execute that, or (b)
>to write an extension function.
>Mike Kay
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