[xquery-talk] Recursive Sort

David Carlisle davidc at nag.co.uk
Tue Jun 20 18:05:37 PDT 2006

something like this, probably

(: catsort.xq :)

declare function local:f ($e as element()) {
element {name($e)}{
for $c in $e/category
 order by $c/@name


$ saxon8q -s catsort.xml catsort.xq 2> x
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
   <category id="22" name="General Accessories"/>
   <category id="23" name="Gift Boxes"/>
   <category id="1" name="Memory Sticks, Flash Drives, &amp; Memory   Cards"/>
   <category id="11" name="Novelties &amp; Gadgets">
      <category id="18" name="LCD Clocks"/>
      <category id="19" name="MP3 Sunglasses"/>
      <category id="21" name="Multi-Function Pens"/>
      <category id="20" name="USB Watches"/>
   <category id="2" name="USB Hubs &amp; Accessories">
      <category id="3" name="Chargers"/>
      <category id="8" name="Cords &amp; Cord Organizers"/>
      <category id="4" name="Fans/Lights"/>
      <category id="7" name="Mousepads"/>

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