RE: Sorting XML Elements alphabetically
Hi Guys, Thanks for your suggestions. Michael, the following variation of your suggestion came close to giving me the desired result. <xsl:template match="@* | node()"> <xsl:copy> <xsl:apply-templates select="@* | node()"> <xsl:sort select="name()"/> </xsl:apply-templates> </xsl:copy> </xsl:template> However, there are 2 problems: 1.) It breaks when there are attributes in the source document, e.g. <school> <teacher xml:lang="en"> <subject>maths</subject> <name>tom hart</name> </teacher> <student> <age>12</age> <name>dick jones</name> <gender>male</gender> </student> </school> I get the following error message: file:///C:/j2sdk1.4.2/practice/sort2_without_attr.xsl; Line #3; Column #32; Cannot add attribute lang after child nodes or before an element is produced. Attribute will be ignored. 2.) The formatting in the output is all out of whack, losing its original identation and has extra blank lines, like the following: <school> <student> <age>12</age><gender>male</gender><name>dick jones</name></student><teacher> <name>tom hart</name><subject>maths</subject></teacher></school> Would really appreciate suggestions on how I could overcome the above problems. Many thanks. Peter XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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