RE: Text Sort Problem
boolean(pb_number) returns true if the node pb_number exists and has no content. I suspect you want a function that returns false for this case: for example boolean(string(pb_number)) or perhaps boolean(normalize-space(pb_number)). Michael Kay http://www.saxonica.com/ > -----Original Message----- > From: KrustyDerClown [mailto:KrustyDerClown@xxxxxx] > Sent: 10 September 2005 08:44 > To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: Re: Text Sort Problem > > Hello, > > sorry for the late answer. My problem is not solved. Maybe i > am too stupid. > > There is also a little change in my problem. I sort not with > data-type=number, but with the data-typ=text. > > My code looks like this: (pb_number is not really a number. > Its a number > with a prefix like PB9999, therefore the sort with data-typ=text) > > <xsl:for-each select="row"> > <xsl:sort select="boolean(pb_number)" order="descending"/> > <xsl:sort select="pb_number" data-type="text"/> > <tr> > <td> > <xsl:value-of select="string"/> > > Result: > > Entries with empty sequenz > CR90 > CR99 > PR90 > > So still the problem is that the entries with an empty > sequenz as pb_number > are shown first in the table. > > Can anyone help again ? > > Thank you for your support. > > Greets Oliver > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "David Carlisle" <davidc@xxxxxxxxx> > To: <xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2005 12:25 AM > Subject: Re: Text Sort Problem > > > > > >> I have a similar problem (with data-type=number) a short > time ago ... but > >> the solution at that time doesnt work here for this > current problem. > > > > the solution I posted (negating the sort key) doesn't work for non > > numeric keys, but the solution Mike posted (which was probably more > > sensible anyway) does work here. Just have an initial > xsl:sort that is > > select="boolean(my_text)" > > as that will sort everything as either "true" or "false" > depending on > > whether my_text selects any nodes. so you can then specify > ascending or > > descending to control whether the empty case ("false") > sorts before or > > after the non-empty case ("true") > > > > David > > > > > ______________________________________________________________ > __________ > > This e-mail has been scanned for all viruses by Star. The > > service is powered by MessageLabs. For more information on > a proactive > > anti-virus service working around the clock, around the > globe, visit: > > http://www.star.net.uk > > > ______________________________________________________________ > __________
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