RE: How to sort attribute?
Hi Michael, I implement a parser of one XML related spec. In it, it defines the format of output file clearly. "... ... is canonical in the sense that within each child element of the root, the attributes are sorted lexicographically, and then those elements are sorted lexicographically with respect to the element names and attribute values." If xerces or xalan cannot do it, that will be a big trouble for me. Thanks, John -----Original Message----- From: xsl-list-return-19570-johnli121=163.com@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:xsl-list-return-19570-johnli121=163.com@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Michael Kay Sent: Monday, August 15, 2005 5:14 AM To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: RE: How to sort attribute? > I cannot accept to transform attribute to element. What I want is sort > the attribute lexicographic. It would be interesting to know *why* you want to do this. Is it just for the comfort and convenience of the human reader (an acceptable reason, though I fear you will be disappointed), or is it because you are sending the XML to a software application that requires the attributes to be in a particular order (an unacceptable reason)? Michael Kay http://www.saxonica.com/
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