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    sort

    The <xsl:sort> element defines a sort key for nodes selected by <xsl:apply-templates> or <xsl:for-each> and determines the order in which they are processed.

    Syntax

    <xsl:sort
    	select=EXPRESSION
    	order="ascending" | "descending"
    	case-order="upper-first" | "lower-first"
    	lang=XML:LANG-CODE
    	data-type="text" | "number" /> 

    Required Attributes

    None.

    Optional Attributes

    select
    Uses an XPath expression to specify the nodes to be sorted.
    order
    Specifies whether the nodes should be processed in "ascending" or "descending" order. The default is "ascending".
    case-order
    Indicates whether upper- or lowercase letters are to be ordered first. The allowable values are "upper-first" and "lower-first".
    lang
    Specifies which language is to be used by the sort.
    data-type
    Defines whether items are to be ordered alphabetically or numerically. The allowable values are "text" and "number" with "text" being the default.

    Type

    Subinstruction, always appears as a child of <xsl:for-each>, where it must appear before the template proper or of <xsl:apply-templates>.

    Defined

    XSLT, section10.

    Gecko support

    Supported.

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