Re: [xsl] current()

Subject: Re: [xsl] current()
From: Jeni Tennison <mail@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2001 18:24:57 +0000
Hi Matthew,

> As you can see, I'm trying to sort Month names in correct
> (sequential) order, but Xalan 1.2.2 (newest) tells me "The current()
> function is not allowed in a match pattern!". I assume this is
> simply a bug in Xalan as versions prior to 1.2.1 sort correctly, any
> ideas? Any work-around suggestions?

As others have pointed out, it's a bug in Xalan. Here's a possible

<!-- collect all the unique person/date elements into a variable -->
<xsl:variable name="dates"
                                        concat( account, '::', .))[1])]" />

<!-- iterate over the months -->
<xsl:for-each select="$months">

  <!-- sorting them according to descending @value
       (could use position() instead) -->
  <xsl:sort select="@value" data-type="number" order="descending" />

  <!-- iterate over each of the dates in $dates whose @name
       starts with the current month -->
  <xsl:for-each select="$dates[starts-with(., current()/@name)]">


I hope that helps,


Jeni Tennison

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