Re: [xsl] Unusual Sort

Subject: Re: [xsl] Unusual Sort
From: Jirka Kosek <jirka@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2005 16:47:53 +0200
Williamson, Chris wrote:

> I was wondering if there is any way to sort elements other than just the
> regular alphabetical order.  For example,  If you wanted to sort grade
> levels (Freshman, Sophmore, Junior, etc)  so that they are displayed in the
> correct order and not the alphabetical order (Freshman, Graduate, Junior,
> Senior, Sophmore). This is an optional piece of my application so if It
> can't be done fairly easily I will probably not worry about creating the
> functionality of the sort on other words if it's a huge deal don't
> worry about going to the trouble of creating the sort..

In simple cases you can define lookup table in your document that will
map your values to sort values. E.g.

   <grade sortas="1">Freshman</grade>
   <grade sortas="2">Sophmore</grade>

And then translate grade text to ordinal number:
<xsl:sort select="document('')//g:grades/grade[. =
current()/grade]/@sortas" data-type="number"/>


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