RE: Re: A proposal:xsl:result-document asynchronous at
> From: Michael Kay [mailto:mhk@xxxxxxxxx] > Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2003 11:59 AM > Subject: RE: Re: A proposal:xsl:result-document asynchronous > attribute > > > > People are easy: sort alpha by forename then surname. That's > > usually pretty random, then pick every Nth entry. > > You're joking! Ordering by name will give you a list that is strongly > clustered by age and ethnic origin, and therefore a high chance that > certain groups will be completely absent from the sample. Not to mention that in many eastern cultures, forenames are family names and surnames a person's given name. To sort by forename would compound the clustering problem. b. | brian martinez brian.martinez@xxxxxxxx | | lead gui programmer 303.708.7248 | | trip network, inc. fax 303.790.9350 | | 6436 s. racine cir. englewood, co 80111 | | http://www.cheaptickets.com/ http://www.trip.com/ | XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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