RE: [xsl] IF-ELSE.. Sorting

Subject: RE: [xsl] IF-ELSE.. Sorting
From: Rene de Vries <RdVries@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001 14:26:55 +0200
Hi Karlo,

As you may already have read in your XSLT-book: there is no 
IF-ELSE-construction, just use:
	<xsl:when test="...">

furtermore the message "Keyword xsl:sort may not be used here. " you get is 
because <xsl:sort...> must be the first element (child) within 
<xsl:for-each...> and <xsl:apply-templates....>.
And that gives you a new problem, because an <xsl:choose> is not allowed 
before the <xsl:sort...>
I think you have to fill a parameter and pass it to a template which will 
do the for-each and the sort.

Greetings Rene
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Onderwerp:	[xsl] IF-ELSE.. Sorting

<xsl:for-each select="LIST/ASSIGN">

* Hi, I am trying to do a conditional sort. I want to have a look at an
input parameter $arrangeby and if this is of Type DATE then I would like to
specify a sorting different from my usual

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

as now I want to specify the data-type as "number" and then also break it
up into
substring-before and substring-after, I will want to specify a different
<xsl:sort>, so
I assumed I would use <xsl:if test="$arrangeby = 'DATE'"> and put in my xsl
code and finish it off
with </xsl:if>.

To start off with, quite basically, I need to know precisely how the
if-else syntax works. Hehhe, just cant find an If-Else example.
Secondly if I use this basic IF check...

      <xsl:for-each select="LIST/ASSIGN">

      <xsl:if test="$arrangeby = 'TSDATE'">
	  <xsl:sort select="*[name()=$arrangeby]"/>

I get the error "Keyword xsl:sort may not be used here. "

The  <xsl:if>..</xsl:if>  block works fine when place just before the
<xsl:for-each> block.

**finally got my XSLT book, so hopefully I will ask less daft questions in
the future. Thanks for all those that have managed to just "grin and bare"
my simple questions so far ;)


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