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XSLT 2.0 and Sorting

From: Jess M Holle <jessh@ptc.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2001 13:44:50 -0500 (EST)
Message-ID: <3A8D7515.3A1E38FC@ptc.com>
To: xsl-editors@w3.org
One should be able to have a dynamic number of sort keys.

For instance, if the input XML may contain table-like data with any
number of columns, one should be able to have the first column be the
primary sorting key, the second be the secondary sorting key, etc --
without having to resort to dynamically generating a stylesheet.

[This may be possible through an idiom with XSLT 1.1 and the automatic
conversion from result-tree-fragments to nodesets.  If so, I'd love to
see the idiom!  This is a very ugly process in XSLT 1.0!]

Jess Holle
Received on Sunday, 18 February 2001 12:19:32 UTC

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