Sorting tables client side version

Standardista Table Sorting is a JavaScript module that lets you sort an HTML data table by any column. The module has the following advantages:

  1. It works. The codebase has been tested across a large number of web browsers, and in the few that won’t allow the sorting to occur, the module degrades gracefully. In these cases the original table is not altered in any way, shape or form.
  2. It’s unobtrusive. You add a reference to the Standardista Table Sorting JavaScript files in the head of your webpage, add a class of “sortable” to the tables in your page that should be sorted and you’re done.
  3. It’s fast. Sorting a column in an eight column, one hundred row, table takes on average between 100 and 200 milliSeconds in my testing. That’s just a tenth of a second for a bigger table than you’re often likely to put on a webpage.
  4. It knows about different data types. The current version of Standardista Table Sorting will sort IP Addresses, Currency, Number, Plain Text and Dates, and the best bit is it works out what type of sorting to do without you having to tell it. If you know a small amount of JavaScript it’s also trivial to add new data types to sort by.


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