Re: sorting elements
You didn't say what language you are using to do the sort. In XSLT2 for example you could use something like <xsl:stylesheet version="2.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform"> <xsl:output indent="yes"/> <xsl:template match="x"> <x> <xsl:perform-sort select="*"> <xsl:sort select="string-join(for $i in tokenize(.,'\.') return format-number(number($i),'000000'),'.')"/> </xsl:perform-sort> </x> </xsl:template> </xsl:stylesheet> $ saxon8 srt.xml srt.xsl <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <x> <art>1</art> <art>1.1</art> <art>2</art> <art>2.1</art> <art>2.1.1</art> </x> Of course if your example is really representative, and all your numbers are single digits then you don't need to split things up and rejoin, you can just use <xsl:sort select="."/> which of course is also easy to do in xslt1 David ________________________________________________________________________ This e-mail has been scanned for all viruses by Star. The service is powered by MessageLabs. For more information on a proactive anti-virus service working around the clock, around the globe, visit: http://www.star.net.uk ________________________________________________________________________
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