RE: [xsl] Sorting by days of the week

Subject: RE: [xsl] Sorting by days of the week
From: "Ragulf Pickaxe" <jawxml@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2003 08:33:05 +0000
Hello, I am a newbee myself, but perhaps something like this?

If you have a variable called DaysOfWeek containing the following nodeset:
<!-- perhaps also one for SAT and SUN -->

If it is possible to sort like the following....?

<xsl:sort select="pos($DaysOfWeek/Day[.=substring(dayCode,3)]" type="number"/>
<xsl:sort select="substring(daycode,4,1)" type="number"/>

I am not very good at xpath, so the syntax in the predicative is probably wrond, and I do not know if this kind of sort is even possible - what is meant is that the sort - instead of sorting over dayCode - should sort over the dayCode's position in the variable (the position of the Day element that have the same value as the dayCode).

So this is as much a question from me as a try for a solution.

Regards, and merry christmas,
Ragulf Pickaxe :)

From: allan.mccluskey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Subject: [xsl] Sorting by days of the week
Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2003 13:49:24 +1100

G'day all,

I need to sort my output by days of the week. i.e. I have a element called
'dayCode' which can contain one of the following values: MON1, MON2, TUE1,
TUE2, WED1, WED2, THU1, THU2, FRI1, FRI2 etc etc

I've tried using <xsl:sort select="dayCode" order="ascending"/> but as you
would expect, the output order is FRI, MON, THU, TUE, WED.

Is there a way to do this kind or sort??


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