> Yeeesch! I neet help.

Yeeesch! was exactly my reaction when I read the following!

Now that you have had some responses to 'directly' address the problem may I ask why 
you would want to
maintain/work with the data in this format (top) as opposed to the eminently logical 
later presentation (below)?
It's not "relational"!


> The field looks a bit like this:
> &&1; Caribbean and West Indies; Guyana;&&4; Birney,(i) Earle; Harris,(i)
> Wilson; Hope,(i) Alec Derwent; King,(i) Bruce; James,(i) Henry;
> Olson,(i) Charles; Rushdie,(i) Salman; Purdy,(i) Al; Joyce,(i) James;
> Macleish,(i) Archibald; Cummings,(i) Edward Estlin (E.E.); Auden,(i) W.
> H.; Atwood,(i) Margaret; Tutuola,(i) Amos; Simon,(i) Claude;&&7;
> comparison of authors and works;
> Birney, Earle
> Harris, Wilson
> Hope, Alec Derwent
> King, Bruce
> James, Henry
> Olson, Charles
> Rushdie, Salman
> Purdy, Al
> Joyce, James
> Macleish, Archibald
> Cummings, Edward Estlin (E.E.)
> Auden, W. H.
> Atwood, Margaret
> Tutuola, Amos
> Simon, Claude

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