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Sams Teach Yourself XSLT in 21 Days by Michiel van Otegem

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WEEK 1 Day 12 Sorting and Numbering

In yesterday’s lesson, you learned how to manipulate string and number data values so that you can display values the way you want to. Until yesterday’s lesson, you could work only with the entire element or attribute value, but with the functions discussed yesterday, you now can work with even part of a value.

Today’s lesson is about sorting values in a node-set so that they are displayed in a certain order. In addition, you will learn how to add different types of numbering so that you can make nicely numbered lists. This capability is mostly useful for documents with chapters, sections, or paragraphs.

Today you will learn how to do the following:

• Sort on specific fields

• Sort in a different order

• Sort ...

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