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From "Julien Le Dem" <julien.le...@thet-is.net>
Subject Re: last-of-type() or max() function?
Date Wed, 13 Aug 2003 14:01:31 GMT
May be you should align your numbers on the right :
A00000000000001
A00000000000002
...
A00000000000010

so that 10 is after 1 and not the oposite

Julien

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Vince Marco" <vmarco@mac.com>
To: <xindice-users@xml.apache.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2003 2:55 PM
Subject: Re: last-of-type() or max() function?


> Yes.  I am aware of that.  Still, I need this functionality, and I 
> haven't gotten the right XPath statement to do what I need in Xindice.  
> My IDs are numbers appended to a letter to fit the XML name criteria.
> 
> Any help?
> 
> Vince
> 
> > Vince Marco wrote:
> >> I'm new to XMLDB and need to retrieve the highest value in an ID 
> >> field for a document type.  What is the best method of finding this 
> >> using Xindice?  This would be akin to using a max() function in an 
> >> RDBMS.
> >
> > You are aware that IDs in Xindice are by definition XML Names [1], 
> > i.e.,
> > they are strings, not numbers? So that you're asking for the highest
> > value of a sorted list of Java Strings?
> 
> 
> 


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