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RE: XML 1.0 - Element order significance

1/22/01 5:05:09 PM, Mike Brown <mbrown@corp.webb.net> wrote:

>So I believe that it is up to SAX, DOM, the Infoset, XPath, and applications
>to say whether their respective models consider elements to be ordered. (SAX
>doesn't really count, though, since it is essentially reporting what is
>implied by the markup as it serially reads the document).

Note that XHTML, among other XML-defined languages, would be impossible to 
parse correctly with a processor that did not respect document order.  In 
"publishing" applications, sibling element nodes really have to form a list 
rather than a set.