Re: [xsl] Removing duplicates after list is sorted

Subject: Re: [xsl] Removing duplicates after list is sorted
From: Nicole Flaten <nlflaten@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 11 May 2006 09:11:53 -0700

Thanks for your reply.  Unfortunately I'm using an application from an 
outside vendor that determines what version of XSL is used, and XSL 2.0 is 
not available, but the vendor did say that EXSLT is available. 

The problem with the solution you gave me is that I need to de-duplicate 
based on the max CREATIONTIME value for each record for each base 
attribute.  I don't know what  [deduplication logic] to use.  If I there 
was deduplication logic that could accomplish this for me I wouldn't need 
the sorting at all.

Do you have any advice on what de-duplication logic I could use to pick 
out only the second base="ELS" record in the list and ignore the first and 
third ELS record.  I want the second  because it has the highest 
CREATIONTIME value of all the ELS bases.  Similarly, I would like to pick 
out just the second base="LAN" record.  So my final html output would 
include just those 2 records.

<?xml-stylesheet href="SparesCalc.xsl" type="text/xsl" ?>
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?> 
<Document CREATIONTIME="200605040811">
<Report ID="759b" base="ELS">
        <Authorized ASC="2"/> 
<Document CREATIONTIME="20060404115819">
<Report ID="759a" base="LAN">
        <Authorized ASC="0"/> 
<Document  CREATIONTIME="200605041506">
<Report ID="759c" base="LAN">
        <Authorized ASC="0"/> 
<Document CREATIONTIME="200605051507">
<Report ID="759d" base="ELS">
        <Authorized ASC="2"/> 
<Document CREATIONTIME="20060503111352">
<Report ID="759e" base="ELS">
        <Authorized ASC="4"/> 

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