When does sort occur?
I know this has been said, but I can't find it among those thousands of questions about sorting.
If I apply a template with a sort, as:
<xsl:apply-templates select="node" mode="getmax"> <xsl:sort select="@num" order="descending" data-type="number"/> </xsl:apply-templates>
will the sorting occur during the select, before the matching template is called, so I can do:
<xsl:template match="node" mode="getmax">
<!-- I want only the <node> element that has the @num with the highest numerical value -->
<xsl:if test="position()=1"><xsl:value-of select="."/></xsl:if>
or will the sorting occur after all the nodes have been processed in the matching template?
I hope that the question is understandable.
Ragulf Pickaxe :)
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