Re: [xsl] Sorting by days of the week

Subject: Re: [xsl] Sorting by days of the week
From: "Vasu Chakkera" <vasucv@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 27 Dec 2003 17:22:45 -0800
Hi Allan
Using xsl:sort you can sort the nodes  basdd on attribute values or node
xsl sort has the two attributes order=""  and data-type="" ...
order takes ascending or descending and data-type takes text or number
since you are sorting it with your daycode, which happens to be a text, it
is getting sorted in ascending order of the String
so Fair enough to expect it in the order you got it.

If you want to get an ordered days of week, you must have a weekdayid of
some sort as an attribute.
<day weekdayid = "1" dayCode = "MON"/>
<day weekdayid = "2" dayCode = "TUE"/>
<day weekdayid = "3" dayCode = "WED"/>
<day weekdayid = "4" dayCode = "THUR"/>
<day weekdayid = "5" dayCode = "FRI"/>
<day weekdayid = "6" dayCode = "SAT"/>
<day weekdayid = "7" dayCode = "SUN"/>
you can now sort on the weekdayid ascending or descending and print the
That should help you sor your nodes
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <allan.mccluskey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <XSL-List@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, December 22, 2003 6:49 PM
Subject: [xsl] Sorting by days of the week

> 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 valus: 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??
> Cheers
> Allan
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