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Re: min/max xpath function

From: "Dimitre Novatchev" <dimitren@---.---.-->
Date: 6/8/2007 10:21:00 PM

A word of caution, though.

According to the XSLT 1.0 specification:

"NOTE:It is possible for two conforming XSLT processors not to sort exactly 
the same."

So, one should always check whether the character ordering used for sorting 
by a particular XSLT 1.0 processor matches the expectations. Also, different 
results are possible using different XSLT 1.0 processors.

Even in XSLR 2.0/Xpath 2.0 character ordering is not guaranteed over 
different XSLT 2.0 processors. The only collation all conformant XSLT 2.0 
processors are required to support is the Unicode code-points collation.

Dimitre Novatchev.

In case you need to compare two strings using XSLT 1.0, do have a look at 
this six-years-old code snippet:

"alexl" <alextheblade@g...> wrote in message 
> amazing!! thanks!
>> Like this:
>> <xsl:template match="/root">
>>    <xsl:for-each select="string">
>>      <xsl:sort select="@priority" />
>>      <xsl:if test="position() = 1">
>>        <xsl:value-of select="."/>
>>      </xsl:if>
>>    </xsl:for-each>
>> </xsl:template>
>> --
>>         Martin Honnen --- MVP XML


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