This is a similar question to Sorting for each custom taxonomy, but I don't feel like it was clearly asked or responded to.
I have a custom post type "player" and a custom taxonomy "player_details". The player details consists of things like Height, Weight, Country, Jersey #, etc. I want to add a custom filter / sorting mechanism to my player archives so that you could sort by height, weight, etc.
The built-in query_posts function allows you to sort by date, title, etc, but I don't see how to sort by taxonomy. I realize that if the taxonomy details, were in custom fields, I could sort it that way, but that defeats the purpose of storing it in a custom taxonomy, which is where it should be stored.
Is there a way to do this that I'm not aware of, or is it going to require some deep hacking into Custom Queries? http://codex.wordpress.org/Custom_Queries