[whatwg] Sortable Tables

Silvia Pfeiffer silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 7 01:47:49 PST 2012

On Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 8:37 PM, Jirka Kosek <jirka at kosek.cz> wrote:

> On 6.11.2012 23:18, Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:
> > * data-type: date, number, text etc which determines the comparison
> > function used in sort
> It would be very difficult to support sorting on dates and numbers as in
> HTML they are usually present formatted using specific locale. So there
> should be additional attribute added to td/th which can hold sort key
> which will override cell contents, something like
> <td sortas="2012-11-07">11. listopadu 2012</td>

Agreed. My example was very crude and simple and worked fine for our
purposes, but something more generic (and internationalized) needs more
functionality like this.


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