Hi ,

I have an xml which is in the following format.

<root>
 <x>
   <y>
    <uri>ssomeuri</uri>
    <date>2012-07-11T10:29:08+00:00</uri>
  </y>
  </x>
 <x>
   <y>
    <uri>ssomeuri2</uri>
    <date>2012-07-11T11:01:08+00:00</uri>
  </y>
  </x>
  </root>

I wanted to get uris in the order of date. I am very new to xpath, can any body help me on this.

the result should be like
ssomeuri2
ssomeuri

Regards
Sri

<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform">
  <xsl:output omit-xml-declaration="yes" indent="yes" method ="text"/>
  <xsl:strip-space elements="*"/>

  <xsl:template match ="root">
    <xsl:apply-templates select="x/y">
      <!-- Year -->
      <xsl:sort select="substring(date, 1, 4)" data-type="number" order="descending"/>
      <!-- Month -->
      <xsl:sort select="substring(date, 6, 2)" data-type="number" order="descending"/>
      <!-- Day -->
      <xsl:sort select="substring(date, 9, 2)" data-type="number" order="descending"/>
      <!-- Hour -->
      <xsl:sort select="substring(date, 12, 2)" data-type="number" order="descending"/>
      <!-- Minute -->
      <xsl:sort select="substring(date, 15, 2)" data-type="number" order="descending"/>
      <!-- Second -->
      <xsl:sort select="substring(date, 18, 2)" data-type="number" order="descending"/>
    </xsl:apply-templates>
  </xsl:template>

  <xsl:template match="y">
    <xsl:value-of select="uri"/>
    <xsl:text>&#0010;</xsl:text>
  </xsl:template>

</xsl:stylesheet>

Have to break down the date string into individual numbers due to XSLT 1.0 only being able to compare numbers and text.