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   Ordering of child nodes after parsing

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  • From: Gareth Harper <Gareth.Harper@sportal.net>
  • To: "'xml-dev@lists.xml.org'" <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
  • Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 13:00:22 +0000

Title: Ordering of child nodes after parsing

If, for example I have the following piece of xml

        <child attribute="blah1"/>
        <child attribute="blah2"/>
        <child attribute="blah3"/>

is it written (in the XML spec) anywhere that the parser must return those child nodes in the order that they have been given.  I know it sounds right that it should, but I need to know if this is in the spec (this is for a boolean evaluation system I'm writing in XML / PERL and I need to know if for safety's sake I should put some ordering information in my children (variables), or if this is built into this spec)

Thanks for any info.


Gareth Harper


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