I am trying to sort something that isn't starting as an array, but I'm trying to make it into an array, sort it, then put it back as a string.
I have a SELECT tag that allows multiple selections, and an "ADD" button that calls a function that will populate an empty div with the TEXT of whatever was selected, separating each selection with "<br />". So, let's say that three options were highlighted and the add button clicked. The div would then look like this (in code, anyway.)
<div id="selectedDevs">Jack Black<br />ZZTop<br />Madonna</div>
This much is working great.
But I'm trying to use jQuery to sort the values.
$('#selectedDevs').html($('#selectedDevs').html().split('<br />').sort().join('<br />'));
It does not change anything. Any suggestions?