sorting product descriptions
Hi all; I need to sort a list of product-descriptions, in the form <products> <product id="a_a_00_03"> ...content... </product> ........... </products> The "id"s can take the form a_a_00_00 or a_a_90_30_20 or even a_b_100_30 I wrote a horrific sorting thing http://www.pinkjuice.com/temp/XSLT/sort-products/ which works only with 2 pairs of digits, is very verbose and slow, and seems to be unable to deal with "id"s that don't form a sequence. (it generates a sequence of "id"s, and outputs any item that has the same; if there are only two items to sort, but their numbers are different by thousands, this thing would probably take 10 minutes to sort two items ;) ) I would be interested in the shortest, simplest, fastest way to deal with this ;) Is this possible in XSLT? (("bubble-sort"?:)go through all items; check pairs consisting the current one and the following one: if they are in the correct order, leave them, if they are placed the wrong way round, switch them. stop as soon as there's nothing left to swith.) Tobi ===== Tobias Reif http://www.pinkjuice.com/myDigitalProfile.htm __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! Auctions - buy the things you want at great prices http://auctions.yahoo.com/ XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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