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Re: sorting on decimal

Subject: Re: sorting on decimal
From: Don Smith <dsmith_lockesmith@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 15 May 2009 11:46:55 -0700 (PDT)
Re:  sorting on decimal

Yes, I didn't realize it until just a moment ago. I had an error in
the file that was keeping the template from running as I thought it was. As
soon as I got it running correctly I got the message that the source "number"
is a string. I simply wasn't thinking straight.



--- On Fri,
5/15/09, Christopher R. Maden <crism@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> From: Christopher R.
Maden <crism@xxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Re:  sorting on decimal
> To:
> Date: Friday, May 15, 2009, 1:43 PM
> 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
> > <xsl:sort select="xsd:decimal(@number)"B 
> />
> > 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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