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Need string-compare()

From: John Boyer <boyerj@ca.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2007 18:18:09 -0800
To: www-forms@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFBF62FCB7.46EBCAC9-ON88257282.000C4CE0-88257282.000CA673@ca.ibm.com>
XPath has a string-length() function.  It also has comparators, but the 
less-than operator always uses numbers only, never strings.

This means we cannot use the new Xforms 1.1 while attribute to sort data 
unless we also have a string-compare() function.

We also cannot find the proper place where new data should be inserted 
into an ordered list.

Must be all those extension libraries and XPath 2 users that have resulted 
in this not floating up in priority, but it should be part of the core 

Received on Wednesday, 14 February 2007 02:18:19 UTC

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