laozi has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Dear monks

I am using XML::Simple to translate a hash to xml. i then need to validate the XML using and schema. the schema forces an order to the elements which i didnt manage to cancel so i want to generate the xml in the same order listed by the schema

i tried modifying the sorted_keys() hook but that approach has one 2 major disadvantages. first i have to duplicate info that exists in the schema. second it causes XMLout to generate empty attributes in case there is no hash entry

How can i sort the elements based on the order required in the schema?

Is there a module that can do that?

From another angle, how can i disable the ordering requirement in my schema? . the only option i found is to switch the sequence to unbounded choice but that ruins my validation

Your help is appreciated