[xsl] RE: To what extent can sorting be done?

Subject: [xsl] RE: To what extent can sorting be done?
From: Dimitre Novatchev <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2001 00:04:26 -0800 (PST)
Hi Kevin,

> ... do I
> have to write code for each column I want sorted, or does XSL allow this
> itself? I haven't touched on sorting yet in XSL, but someone told me that
> supposedly I can get XSL to take the same XML input and sort it by various
> columns (assuming lets say a 2D table of rows/columns). Would I need a
> different XSL for each column, or can I just use  some <xsl:choose..> tags
> to sort the data in a particular column and still use the one XSL. Any
> examples (that don't require lots of your time) would be great either in
> XSL, or how it is possible.

You can use something like the following in your table-generating XSLT code:

<xsl:sort select="*[name()= $columnName]"/>

DImitre Novatchev.

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