Just for info,
I have submit mode as ajax and server for the tabPanel and the problem is occuring for both.
Also, if I come to any of the pages of the tab-Panel through the menu-item in the toolbar of the application, the ajax sorting works fine.
But it breaks when moving within the tabs of the tab-panel.
1) please try to check using latest 3.3.2 snapshot.
if not helps
2) please show the code, info about browser where reproduces and jsf environment used..
I have tried 3.3.2 CR1 but the problem still exists.
The Browser is Firefox 3.2, MSIE 7, Opera 9.64. I have tried on only these.
JSF v 1.2_12 has been used,
JDK is 1.6.
I shall post the code in JIRA.