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Subject: [xsl] Use the xml:lang attribute to set the collation?
From: "Costello, Roger L." <costello@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2013 15:28:02 +0000

Hi Folks,

Michael Kay wrote this response to a StackOverflow question [1]:

    Saxon's default collation is Unicode codepoint, which is fast
    but not smart. Setting lang="en" will immediately give you a
    smarter natural-language collation. There are then many
    options to refine it further.

QUESTIONS
1. Does Michael's response mean that, to set the collation, I can use the
xml:lang attribute instead of the default-collation attribute?

2. Would you please give an example of a comparison where the result of the
comparison is true when xml:lang="A" but false when xml:lang="B"? That is,
what values would you place in here:

    <Test xml:lang="__">
        <xsl:value-of select=" '__' lt '__' " />
    </Test>

/Roger

[1]
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/13052896/xslt-sort-edge-case-for-ascending
-sort-by-element-name


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