Alphabetically sort elements with jQuery

[javascript]
/**
* Alphabetize elements.
*
* sort_container should be a jQuery object, like $(this) or $(‘ul’)
* sort_item should be a string, like ‘.form-item’ or ‘li’
*
* see also http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1134976/how-may-i-sort-a-list-alphabetically-using-jquery#answer-1134983
*/
mukurtu.checkboxAlphaSort = function(sort_container, sort_item) {
var list_items = sort_container.children(sort_item).get();
list_items.sort(function(a, b) {
return $(a).text().toUpperCase().localeCompare($(b).text().toUpperCase());
});
$.each(list_items, function(index, item) {
sort_container.append(item);
});
}
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