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Re: Ranking Random Nodes from Top to Bottom
Subject: Re: Ranking Random Nodes from Top to Bottom|
From: "J. Zhang" <j.zhang@xxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2007 15:32:28 +0200
Abel Braaksma wrote:
J. Zhang wrote:
I have unstructured text now, it would be great if I could order that,
but Michael has said that I do not have enough information to do the
ordering, which I just realized. So I need to slightly modify my
stylesheet again to include that information in my output files. A
problem is that a DTD is missing, so there is nothing to fall back on.
I greatly appreciate your help. I think I have found the solution.
There are about 20 different elements in my files. I have not counted
yet the precise figure.
now you talk of elements? I thought it was an unstructured text file
with strings on each line that needed to be sorted.
You are right, I would have trouble sorting /root/a and
Using my or Michael's suggestions, 'a' will turn up before 'b'. That
is alphabetical, is that not what you want?
It is better to log the string length from root to the beginning of
each particular node,
and then use that number to rank the elements from Top to Bottom.
<xsl:sort select="string-length(string-before(., '['))" />
In fact, that is what I want to do. What be your recommendation to do
See above. But I have no clue why that could be useful at all. It
But to make it clear to everybody on this list, your best bet is to
explain what you are after. Show what you currently have. Give small
examples of representative input data and show what output you would
expect and why. We're guessing too much about what you are after, help
us help you.
-- Abel Braaksma
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