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Re: sorting on decimal

Subject: Re: sorting on decimal
From: "Christopher R. Maden" <crism@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 15 May 2009 14:43:03 -0400
Re:  sorting on decimal
Don Smith wrote:
> I'm sorting a series of chapters based upon the chapter number. The numbering system is decimal:
> 
> 3.9.1
> 3.9.2
> 3.9.3
> 
> and so on.
> 
> I'm currently casting the sort key value to xsd:decimal
> <xsl:sort select="xsd:decimal(@number)"  />
> but it's not producing the desired sort order. What am I missing?

Ibm curious: what number did you expect to get from the string b3.9.11b?

You will need to tokenize the strings and sort by their components.

~Chris
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